By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Serbian national team doctor Dragan Radovanovic confirmed what was somewhat expected, and Bogdan Bogdanovic will be forced to miss the 2022 EuroBasket in September.
Bogdanovic recently underwent surgery on his right knee in California, USA, and as Dr. Radovanovic tells sportklub.rs, the estimated time of recovery is no less than three months.
“Two or three weeks ago, our national team member [Bogdanovic] underwent surgery on his right knee, and recovery takes time, not very short, at least three months,” he stated. “We hear from each other almost every day, the procedure went in the best order, at a clinic in California. He will stay in the USA for another month, and then he should come to Serbia, Belgrade”.
The FIBA EuroBasket tips off on September 1st, while Bogdanovic will still be recovering from his surgery and have a few weeks to prepare for the beginning of the 2022-23 NBA season with the Atlanta Hawks.
Bogdanovic’s absence adds up to Svetislav Pesic’s troubles and Serbia’s hefty duties this summer, as the participation of back-to-back NBA MVP Nikola Jokic is still uncertain.