LAS VEGAS -- Toronto forward Chris Bosh withdrew from U.S.
training camp Wednesday because of a left foot injury.
Bosh has plantar fasciitis and will not play in the FIBA
Americas tournament that starts next week, USA Basketball spokesman
Craig Miller said.
"It's disappointing because Chris did a great job for us last year and he's only gotten better -- he's an All-Star. But the health of a player is the most important thing," USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
The 6-foot-10, 230-pound Bosh will remain on the team and under consideration for a spot if the Americans qualify for the 2008
Olympics. His withdrawal leaves the Americans with 15 players.
"This is real tough for me but I have to be safe, that's what the doctors told me," Bosh said. "They said it could evolve into something worse than what it is now. It's real tough and disappointing right now and I have to stay calm. I still feel like I'm a part of the team and I'm here to show my support and show that I'm serious about being a part of the team."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.