Nowitzki listed as day to day by German team
The 7-footer won't play any more warmup games unless team officials are sure his availability for next month's championships in Sweden will not be jeopardized, the national team said.
"Thank God, nothing serious happened," said Roland Geggus, president of the German Basketball Federation.
The Mavericks said Sunday that Nowitzki sustained a mild left ankle sprain when he stepped on another player's foot. An MRI exam showed no bone or ligament damage.
Nowitzki hobbled off the court during the first half of Germany's 76-68 loss to France on Sunday night.
Last year, months of negotiations took place before the Germans could persuade Dallas owner Mark Cuban to let Nowitzki play.
The federation had to take out an insurance policy on Nowitzki. This time, the policy cost $185,000 for the period from Aug. 13 to Sept. 15.
Without Nowitzki, the Germans' hopes of playing in the Olympics could be dashed. The European championships are a qualifying event for the Athens Games.
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