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Marc Gasol to miss Olympics for Spain

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol claps from the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Memphis, Tenn. Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will miss the rest of this season after having surgery to repair his broken right foot. The Grizzlies announced Tuesday morning, Feb. 23, 2016, that Gasol had surgery Saturday to repair the non-displaced fracture of a navicular bone in the center's right foot. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File) Credit: AP

MADRID - The Spanish basketball federation says that center Marc Gasol will miss the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after failing to recover from a broken foot in time.

The federation says "Marc Gasol hasn't passed the necessary medical tests" and will miss the games.

Gasol has not played since he broke his right foot in February while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Spain won silver medals in men's basketball at the last two Olympics, losing the finals to the United States.

The 2016 basketball event starts in less than three weeks.

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