(MENAFN) Pau Gasol, the Spanish basketball team ace, will not be able to join the upcoming FIBA World Cup in China after suffering an injury.
Head coach Sergio Scariolo revealed that the star undergone a surgery for an injury to his left foot a week ago.
Following the operation the 38-year-old will not be capable of recovery ahead of the tournament scheduled for August, the head coach asserted.
Scariolo stated "Pau is very important for us and he is going to be a tremendous loss, but those who care about him give him our support and we know he has made the right decision."
He added "all I can do is hope he gets better quickly, because he doesn't just want to be fit, he also wants to be able to compete."