Olympic Games: Pau Gasol does not rule out Juancho:

The pvot has spoken about the injury to his partner’s shoulder and has acknowledged that it is still not certain that the little Hernangmez will not be able to participate in the Olympic Games.

Juancho Hernangmez, during the second preparation match for TokyoEFE
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The pvot of the Spanish team Pau Gasol recognized that “the door is not totally closed” to participation in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from your partner Juancho Hernangmez, injured in the left shoulder after a very hard block of Moustapha fall during the first friendly against France, last Thursday at the Martn Carpena pavilion in Malaga.

His absence from the Games was announced from the FEB that same night, however, the oldest of the Gasol brothers has ensured that his partner’s withdrawal was announced somewhat prematurely. By now, you have been diagnosed with a “grade 4-5 acromioclavicular dislocation on the left shoulder “, however, Pau considers that while there is life there is hope and that he is working to speed up his options to get to Tokyo:” Juancho is in pain, but one more specialist has yet to see him, let’s see how he progresses, and if he manages to be with the team, because he is an important player for us and I hope he will. “

The forward could travel with the rest of the team to Las Vegas and once there travel to Minnesota to be examined by the Wolves Medical Services and then be able to make a decision about your participation in the Games.

In the II Gala of the Spanish Basketball of the Spanish Basketball Federation, he also pronounced on the two defeats of USA in the last friendlies but he did not give it much importance: “In the end everyone wants to play against the USA and even if they are friendly, they are starting, they have a team with a lot of talent and they are still favorites.”