France’s Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has been ruled out of the practices, and the upcoming Eurobasket, due to a knee problem.
The promising 22-year-old suffered an overstress of his patella tendon which is known as patellar tendinopathy.
It comes as a disappointment to the Cannes native, who has just completed his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he averaged 6.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 17 minutes per game.
— Equipe France Basket (@FRABasketball) July 31, 2017
France have announced that they will not seek a replacement for Luwawu-Cabarrot.
The 2013 Eurobasket winners will compete in a tricky Group A, alongside Finland, Slovenia, Poland, Greece and Iceland. The games will take place in Helsinki.