The federation has unsuccessfully tried to rectify the unforeseen situation for the past two days. Lpez-Arstegui will be his replacement
The last moments before the Spanish team’s debut at the Tokyo Games have been rocked by bad news. In the end, Juancho Hernangmez will not be able to take charge of Sergio Scariolo from Monday (debut against Japan). Xabier Lepez-Arstegui He goes to Tokyo to be her substitute.
Madrid, who was injured (hit by a collapse) during a friendly against France in Malaga a few weeks ago, has not obtained the permits of their NBA franchise, the Minnesota Wolves. Although as soon as he suffered Grade 4-5 acromioclavicular dislocation in the left shoulder It was abandoned, later – Pau Gasol himself further stated that his relinquishment was “hasty” – he traveled with the rest to Las Vegas and, after several more physical tests, was included in Tokyo’s 12.
Federation President, George Garbajosa, confirmed the position at a news conference, being very clear with the reason for the player’s departure: “It is the problem of the people who have made the decision personally, not of the medical personnel, that Juancho cannot play.” . I am talking about their President of Operations (Gerson Rosas)”.
The Spaniard’s physical condition was optimal, even the federation’s doctor was there and the player himself was congratulated by the franchise’s body for his good work and responsibility at work. The president remarked, “From the first minute we have dealt with everything and with complete transparency from the very beginning. Juancho wants to play but he will not be able to play them. We have had countless medical meetings and we have never gotten through.” “
Although a solution has been sought halfway that could satisfy the American team, the decision is ultimately made: “48 hours ago, for the first time, we received a notification from the Timberwolves of not allowing them. Not since two nights we’ve been trying.” To make decisions. To satisfy both the teams.”