Tomas Satoransky is expected to miss the Czech Republic’s next two games for the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, but he will make everything in his power to compete in the upcoming EuroBasket starting September 1st, the country’s Basketball Federation announced.
Satoransky was injured on Friday during a preparatory tournament in Hamburg against Germany. The MRI showed that the star of the Czech national team suffered a severe sprain in his right ankle.
He will follow a recovery program and his will be re-valuated next week. The final roster of the EuroBasket can be announced one day before the start of the tournament. So, Tomas Satoransky will wait until the last moment and see if he can play in the tournament.
According to the Federation’s statement, it’s possible that the team will register the Barcelona guard in the final roster even if he’s not ready to play at the start of the tournament hoping to recovery during the first round of the competition.
“Satoransky’s mentality is set in such a way that he wants to do what’s 100% possible to participate in the tournament,” head coach Michal Sob said.