Injury Updates: Courtney Lee Out – CDR Has H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

It was just announced on the pregame show.  Dave D has the report:

The Nets’ bleak medical condition actually managed to get worse Saturday.

Chris Douglas-Roberts has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, Nets president Rod Thorn revealed in a statement Saturday afternoon.

The second-year wing has experienced flu-like symptoms since Thursday morning and was immediately quarantined, as per the precautionary measures mandated by the NBA.

Douglas-Roberts is believed to be the first player in the league to confirm publicly that he is suffering from the so-called “swine flu,” and it is unknown whether he received a vaccine prior to contracting it.

So CDR is the first player in the league to have contracted H1N1, and he will probably be out a little longer, because NBA officials are going to want to guarantee that he is 100% before putting him back out there.

Tonights starting lineup has been announced as well:

  1. Rafer Alston
  2. Trenton Hassell
  3. Bobby Simmons
  4. Josh Boone
  5. Brook Lopez

Najera and Williams are going to be coming off the bench since they will be realistically backing up guys at multiple positions.  This one could get ugly.