24 Aug 2010

Injury blow for defending world basketball champions

10:13 am on 24 August 2010

Bad news for the defending champions Spain ahead of the men's World Basketball championships starting this weekend in Turkey.

The Toronto Raptors guard Jose Manuel Calderon, who helped Spain win the gold at the 2006 championships, has been ruled out of the tournament after injurying his thigh during the team's final warmup match against the United States at the weekend.