Sergey Karasev

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TASS, July 25. Basketball player of “Zenith” Sergey Karasev due to injury can not play for Russia at the European championship 2017. About it reports a press-service of the Russian basketball Federation (RBF).

Shortly before the start of the first gathering of the national team Karasev has damaged the shoulder joint. After a medical examination he underwent surgery.

The RFB is not reported on the final terms of recovery, noting that the injury will not allow him to play in the tournament.

The European championship will be held from 31 August to 17 September in Istanbul, Helsinki, tel Aviv and Cluj-Napoca (Romania). The Russians will hold all matches of the group round in Istanbul, where will play with teams of great Britain, Serbia, Latvia, Turkey and Belgium. Four best teams will enter the playoffs .