Ronny Turiaf

Ronny Turiaf has been replaced by Ali Traore in France’s squad for EuroBasket, which begins on 31 August, the French Basketball Federation (FFBB) confirmed on their website on Friday.

Turiaf fractured his left hand on Tuesday during France’s game with Great Britain at the London Olympic Test Event.

Rumours since the break suggested that the injury was less significant than first suspected and that the 28-year-old centre would recover in time for the tournament, that also serves as a qualifier for next year’s Olympics.

The FFBB confirmed he has fractured the fourth metacarpal of his left hand and will be out for at least three to four weeks.

– Reported by FIBA