Russian basketball team suffers from injury epidemics

The FIBA Basketball World Cup starts on August 31 in China. The draw showed that the national team of Russian Federation will play in the group with Argentina, Nigeria, and Korea. The best basketball players formed the dream team a couple of months ago, but since that time something went wrong.

After the end of the season, it appeared that many of the promising candidates have major health issues. The Russian team has already lost six players due to injuries and, perhaps, this is not the final score. This fact should be taken into consideration when placing a bet at during the World Cup 2019 in China.

Russian national team doctor Roman Abzhelilov told the press about the team’s medical problems and what can be done to avoid such situations in the future.

25-year-old basketball player Joel Bolomboy got a foot injury so he won’t be able to join the Russian national team in the upcoming World Cup. The medical examination of Dmitry Kulagin revealed the severe retinal problem in both eyes. Shooting guard Alexey Shved will miss this year’s championship too.

Misha Kulagin passed an intermediate medical check-up, but doctors have serious concerns about his future performance.

After the vacations players come to the national team with varying degrees of fitness. The team coach and doctors insist that candidates for the national team must undergo a medical examination immediately after the season, but not before the World Cup.

Furthermore, the players need 5-7 days to adapt to a different type of climatic zone with increased pressure and humidity.