Serbia beat Lithuania on Saturday (72-68) in Belgrade, although the loss for the 18,000 fans present was much more painful. Milos Teodosic was injured in the left foot, causing a loss in the impending World Cup in China. The 32-year-old baseman could only play five minutes before leaving the track. Medical tests confirmed the worst omens, so Alexander Djordjevic should urgently call a substitute.

Teodosic, the great leader of the plavi team in the last decade, was injured in the equator of the first quarter, with 3-12 on the scoreboard. Subsequent medical examinations, Eurohoops reports, confirmed the worst omens. The second consecutive casualty for the new Virtus Bologna player, who two years ago also missed Eurobasket due to a physical ailment.

Angola, Philippines and Italy

The loss of Teodosic leaves the responsibility of the team in the hands of Boban Marjanovic, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Nemanja Bjelica, who already shone in the three friendly preparation for Serbia, which is still undefeated. The current world runner-up debuts on Saturday 31 against Angola in Foshan. Two days later they are measured against the Philippines, while on September 4 they close against Italy.

Three days ago, Thomas Heurtel also had to give up the World Cup victim of a patellar tendon injury in his left knee. However, the tournament can still boast a wide list of NBA stars: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic, Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum or Jonas Valanciunas.

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