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Minnesota Timberwolves reverse course, block Juancho Hernangomez from Olympics

Juancho Hernangomez of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Spain looks on. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Leading into the opening ceremonies for the Tokyo Olympics, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juan Hernangomez was on the roster for Spain’s basketball team.

On Saturday, news came out that the Timberwolves reversed course and were instead opting to block their forward from participating in the Games.

Minnesota Timberwolves blocking Juancho Hernangomez from Tokyo Olympics

Hernangomez suffered a serious shoulder injury just over two weeks ago in an exhibition game while Spain was preparing for the Olympics.