Prince sprains ankle after going for rebound in first quarter

Updated: August 26, 2007, 11:38 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LAS VEGAS -- Tayshaun Prince sprained his left ankle in the first quarter of the United States' 113-76 win over Brazil on Sunday night in the FIBA Americas tournament.

The 6-foot-9 forward for the Detroit Pistons fell and stayed on the floor after going for a defensive rebound late in the first quarter. He was attended to for about a minute and then helped off the court. He gingerly walked to the locker room.

A team spokesman said team doctors decided Prince would not return to the game as a precautionary measure and he would be reevaluated Monday.

Prince averaged 5.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in the United States' first three games in the tournament that decides two berths in the Beijing Olympics.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.