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Marc Gasol will miss Rio Games, reports say

Olympics Day 14 - Basketball

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Marc Gasol #13 of Spain reacts as he sits on the baseline in the first half while taking on Russia during the Men’s Basketball semifinal match on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the North Greenwich Arena on August 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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In a widely expected move, Marc Gasol will not compete for Spain in the Rio Games. He was unable to recover from a broken foot suffered in February while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies.

It’s a big loss for Spain, the U.S. men’s basketball team’s toughest competition. Gasol averaged 10.1 points and 4.7 rebounds at the past two Olympics, where the Spaniards took silver after losses to the Americans in the final.

Marc’s older brother, Pau, is planning on competing in Rio. The Spanish team is expected to be named in the next week.

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