Andres Nocioni to skip worlds
The 76ers advised Nocioni to skip the tournament, and Nocioni confirmed Thursday he won't play.
Nocioni tells reporters that the team "exercised an option in my contract that when I get injured during national team activities they can prevent me from playing."
After an MRI exam, a team doctor recommended that Nocioni stay off the court until the start of training camp at the end of September.
Argentina opens Saturday against Germany.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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