Detroit Bad Boys has a translation of a press release from the Swedish Basketball Federation that says Jonas Jerebko will not play in this summer’s European Championship qualifiers. From DBB:
“This hasn’t been easy for me. To tear of my achilles tendon was terrible, and it’s at this point I’m starting to see the result of all the work I’ve put in to come back at 100 percent. I’ve talked this through with the Pistons training and coaching staff as well as GM Joe Dumars. The more we’ve discussed it, the more I’ve realized that I need a thoroughly monitored training program this upcoming summer, something I could not do last summer because of the NBA lockout. This means, sadly, that I won’t be able to do what I normally do in the summertime, including playing for the Swedish national team in the qualifications for the European Championship” [...]
“I wish the team, the players and the coaching staff all the best in the qualifications. I look forward with pride to get the opportunity to play for Sweden again.”
I haven’t heard Jerebko confirm this or be asked about it in American media just yet, but we’ll certainly update if/when he does.
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