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Shoulder injury to keep Timberwolves' Juancho Hernangomez from playing in Olympics

Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez won't play for Spain in the Olympics as a result of a shoulder injury he suffered preparing for the games.

Hernangomez's availability for the games has caused some controversy in recent days, as Spanish Basketball Federation president Jorge Garbajosa accused the Wolves and in particular President Gersson Rosas of keeping Hernangomez from playing in the games, according to reports, despite being medically cleared to play. Hernangomez's brother Willy posted to Instagram "#freejuancho" in support of his brother playing for the Spanish team.

But Rosas released a statement on Wednesday saying the Wolves' medical staff determined Hernangomez still needs time to rehabilitate his injury and won't allow him to play in the games.