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Jonas Valanciunas To Miss Friendly Game Versus Turkey

Lithuania plays the first of three Friendly exhibition games in three days at what is called the Huawei Cup on Monday, but Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas wasn’t registered for the match and will miss the game.

JV injuredThe concern in Toronto is an apparent groin injury Valanciunas suffered on Wednesday in a Friendly against Austria, however, his team insists “the decision not the register (him) has nothing to do with Valanciunas’ physical condition – the player is completely healthy and ready to play sports.” per basketnews.lt

A player missing a friendly exhibition match at this point in the Lithuanian National team preparations for Eurobasket 2015 wouldn’t normally mean much and it will mean even less if Valanciunas plays in the next two games – that’s if he plays. It’s hard to get a good read on the situation from North America.