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Navarro to miss Spain's first-round game with leg muscle tear

9/12/2007 - Memphis Grizzlies

SEVILLE, Spain -- Spain will be without shooting guard
Juan Carlos Navarro for the first round of the European basketball
championships because of a muscle tear in his right leg.

"This is really a setback, having really worked hard over the
past month," said Navarro, who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies in
the NBA. "But I'm not worried. We've got enough players to replace
me."

Navarro will miss Spain's Group A opener against Portugal, as
well as matches against Latvia and Croatia.

On Sunday, Toronto Raptors guard Jorge Garbajosa was cleared to
play with Spain after recovering from leg and ankle injuries.