Greece’s big man Giorgos Papagiannis progressing well with recovery; EuroBasket participation still in jeopardy

Giorgos Papagiannis is progressing well with his recovery, but his participation with the national team of Greece in the EuroBasket is still in jeopardy.

The big man of Panathinaikos is dealing with a muscular issue in the posterior femur and hasn’t practiced with the team since the start of training camp in early August.

Papagiannis had an MRI which showed he is progressing well with his recovery and his condition will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, August 23. However, Greece’s coaching and medical staff is optimistic he will eventually travel with the team to Milano next week.

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Giorgos Papagiannis is a significant part of Greece’s roster and his absence will be harmful for the team. However, his condition remains unclear, as he hasn’t played since late June.

If he eventually makes it to the EuroBasket, he will most likely miss the first games of the group stage, aiming to get ready for the knockout stage in Berlin (September 10-18).

For the time being, he continues his individual training and has been ruled out for the games against Serbia (August 25) and Belgium (August 28) for the Second Round of the Basketball World Cup Qualifiers.

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