Nets forward Yi needs 50 stitches to close cut lip

Injured New Jersey Nets forward Yi Jianlian has cut his lip while playing 3-on-3 after practice on Saturday and needed 50 stitches to close the wound that was caused by an inadvertent elbow.

The Chinese Olympian will be evaluated on Monday.

Yi has been sidelined since injuring his right knee in a game against Charlotte early last month.