Knee Injury to Keep Omri Casspi Out of EuroBasket Championships?

by August 12, 2011

The Cavs’ newly-acquired forward Omri Casspi suffered a knee injury of some sort while training with Israel’s national hoops team, which may keep him out of EuroBasket. Per the Plain Dealer: “According to, Casspi, the first Israeli-born player in the NBA, slipped during practice on Wednesday, will have physical therapy for two weeks and is questionable for the EuroBasket championships in Lithuania. The team is trying to finish in the top six in the EuroBasket tournament, which would qualify it for next summer’s last-chance Olympic qualifying tournament, where the final three teams to win London 2012 bids will be decided. ‘The knee is not something you play around with,’ the website quotes Casspi as saying. ‘I will not play again until I know I’m 100 percent capable. I’m not sure if I will play in the EuroBasket. It’s too early to decide now, but I feel horrible pains and can barely move. I will need around six weeks to recuperate, two of those playing no basketball at all and then the doctors will check my knee again.'”