Anderson Verejao to miss Rio Olympics

Olympic basketball tournament hosts Brazil have been dealt a blow so close to the Games in Rio as Anderson Verejao will be out with a back injury.

Verejao experienced lower back issues whilst in training camp and returned to California to undergo tests.

The Brazilian should be back in time for training camp with the Golden State Warriors but he is officially ruled out of the Olympics.

Christiano Felico will take Verejao’s place in Brazil’s squad.