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Smith on injured list with bruised knee

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Lynx placed All-Star guard
Katie Smith on the injured list Wednesday and activated center
Michele Van Gorp.

Van Gorp has been on the injured list since June 7 with an
injury to her left foot.

Smith has a bruised right knee that isn't supposed to keep her
from playing for the U.S. women's team at the Olympics in Athens.
She's expected to miss two-to-three weeks. Olympic competition
begins Aug. 14.

Smith, a four-time WNBA All-Star, was injured in Friday night's
game at Washington after scrambling for a loose ball.

Van Gorp entered Wednesday's game averaging 3.8 points, 2.2
rebounds and 9.6 minutes in five games this season. The 6-foot-6
center is in her sixth year in the WNBA, and her fourth with the
Lynx.