Spurs say ankle will keep Marjanovic from playing for Serbia

The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15: Boban Marjanovic #50 of the Atlanta Hawks goes to shoot the ball against the San Antonio Spurs during NBA Summer League on July 15, 2013 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Spurs say ankle will keep Marjanovic from playing for Serbia

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15: Boban Marjanovic #50 of the Atlanta Hawks goes to shoot the ball against the San Antonio Spurs during NBA Summer League on July 15, 2013 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Boban Marjanovic of the San Antonio Spurs will not play for Serbia in the EuroBasket tournament this summer because of a left ankle injury.

The 7-foot-3 Marjanovic signed with the Spurs last month. The Spurs say tests, including an MRI, show he has ''significant bony edema'' that ''compromises Marjanovic's ability to play basketball without compromising long-term health and future injury.''

Marjanovic is a three-time MVP of the Serbian Super League. He averaged nearly 17 points and 11 rebounds per game in his most recent season playing for Crvena Zvezda.

The 26-year-old Marjanovic has been a pro since 2006.

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