The Spanish national team has called the Abrines injury…

The Spanish national team has called the Abrines injury “minor.” The Thunder do not begin training camp until the last week of September. Preseason begins Oct. 3.

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"Today is certainly a difficult day," Abrines tweeted out in a statement that has been translated from its original Spanish. "Today I have to leave Eurobasket, something that those who know me know it hurts especially, because being part of this TEAM is an honor and a privilege. Even these days, unable to help on the court, although difficult, have been important to me. I can only thank others for worrying so much about me. Finally, this is the time and place to give all the strength in the world to my teammates, to 'The Family,' who will certainly fight until the last day to achieve our goal, winning Eurobasket."
Following a mutual decision between the Spanish Basketball Federation and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Alex Abrines will stay out of the remainder of the EuroBasket. As reported by Spanish Marca, the knee injury that the 24-year-old swingman suffered in Game 1 of the tournament vs Montenegro is enough to cause an alarm. “There is no veto in this kind of situation. The only thing that matters is the condition of the player,” is the Federation’s position.
Gerald Bourguet: Leandro Barbosa out again tonight for PHX. No Andre Roberson (left knee soreness) or Alex Abrines (left knee sprain) for OKC. #SunsVsThunder
Fred Katz: Alex Abrines (sprained left knee) is out for tomorrow's game in Phoenix. Andre Roberson (knee soreness) is questionable.
Erik Horne: Alex Abrines injury opens up more minutes for Doug McDermott. Billy Donovan said he'll probably be in Abrines' rotation spot.
Royce Young: Alex Abrines had an MRI that confirmed a knee sprain. He's day to day. Not with team tonight in Memphis. Could join team on this trip though
Erik Horne: Left knee sprain for Alex Abrines, per Thunder. Will not return.
Brett Dawson: Alex Abrines is fine. Just a scratched eye. Donovan doesn't expect him to need goggles.
He didn't play after halftime. Abrines missed the next game with what the Spanish Basketball Federation called “discomfort in his left knee.” He was being rested for precautionary reasons. Abrines did play late minutes in Spain's final group game against Argentina on Monday. But the sit-down signaled a continuation of niggling injuries for Abrines in the last three years. In 2013, he missed the U20 European Championships to recover from patellar tendonitis in his right knee. In March 2015, he had to miss two weeks with FC Barcelona after tweaking the same knee in EuroLeague competition. In Aug. 2015, Abrines had to start special treatment for plantar fasciitis in his right foot while training with Spain. The common bond between his injuries: stress. Patellar tendonitis is caused by stress on the patella tendon. Plantar fasciitis can be brought on by stress on the heel and the attached tissue on the bottom of the foot. The heel pain from plantar fasciitis can also lead to problems with the knees, back or hips.
Fred Katz: Alex Abrines (knee) didn’t play again, though he did go through warmups this time. No reason to risk further injury in a 50-point game, of course
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