Germany rules Moritz Wagner out for FIBA EuroBasket

The national team of Germany has ruled out Orlando Magic forward Moritz Wagner for the FIBA EuroBasket (September 1-18).

Moritz Wagner is dealing with an ankle injury and will be forced to miss the tournament to fully recover and get ready for the next NBA season.

“I’ll tell it like it is. This one hurts. For years I was looking forward to this tournament and this opportunity: to play in Germany, in Cologne and my city Berlin, with my brother, at a home European Championship, was something that I had dreamed of for a long time now,” Wagner said.

The 16-man preliminary roster of Germany for the EuroBasket is as follows:

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Robin Benzig, Niels Giffey, Justus Hollatz, David Kramer, Leon Kratzer, Maodo Lo, Andreas Obst, Kenneth Ogbe, Dennis Schroder, Christian Sengfelder, Daniel Theis, Johannes Thiemann, Johannes Voigtmann, Nick Weiler-Babb, Franz Wagner, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann

Germany will host one of the group stages in Cologne (Group B) and will take on Hungary, Slovenia, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Lithuania.

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