Two-time silver medalist Spain will be missing one of its key cogs for the Rio Olympics with the official announcement that Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has been scratched from the lineup while he continues to rehab his foot, according to The Associated Press:
MADRID — The Spanish basketball federation says center Marc Gasol will miss the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after failing to recover from a broken foot in time, according to the Associated Press.
The federation said “Marc Gasol hasn’t passed the necessary medical tests” and will miss the Games.
Gasol has not played since he broke his right foot in February while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Spain won silver medals in men’s basketball at the past two Olympics, losing the finals to the United States.
The 2016 basketball event starts in less than three weeks.