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Navarro might not play in the Euroleague semi final due to an inflammation in one of his feet

La Bomba Navarro is suffering from a recurrence of the plantar fasciitis that has been bothering the Catalan basketball player in recent months. Developments over the next few hours will determine whether Juan Carlos Navarro is able to play in the Euroleague semi final on Friday against Olympiakos. Boniface Ndong is receiving treatment for an intestinal virus.


10 May 2012 09:10 PM



Istanbul (FCB).- The Barça Regal Manager, Xavi Pascual, told during his press conference at the presentation of the Final Four in Istanbul that Juan Carlos Navarro \u201Cis suffering from a recurrence of the trouble he has been having with his fascia.\u201D On Wednesday \u201Che could hardly train at all\u201D due to injury commonly known as \u2018policeman\u2019s heel\u2019. Pascual commented that the Catalan basketball player \u201Cis receiving treatment and being subjected to tests \u2026 we\u2019ll have to wait and see how things develop\u201D. It was for that reason that the player was unable to join his coach at the Cigaran Palace in Istanbul, and was replaced by Lorbek.

The Barça Regal Manager added that \u201Cthe next few hours will be essential \u2026 There are less than 24 hours to go before the match starts and all we can do is wait a little while.\u201D Whatever happens, Pascual said we can rest assured that Navarro \u201Cwill do all he can to be there, but he is going to have to put up with a lot of pain, so we\u2019ll have to see what kind of level he is at\u201D.

\u201CI think he\u2019ll be able to go on court, we\u2019re sure about that, but we\u2019ll have to see in what kind of circumstances \u2026 This is the same experience we had with the Copa del Rey \u2026 This is nothing new for the team. We\u2019ve already overcome setbacks over the course of the season, and we have always managed to get by\u201D.

Ndong suffers intestinal virus

Barça Regal\u2019s head coach also revealed that Boniface Ndong is suffering from an \u201Cimportant intestinal virus\u201D and had to be taken to hospital on Wednesday morning \u201Cto make sure he recovers as quickly as possible.\u201D As with Navarro, \u201Cthe next few hours will be essential\u201D.


  • Juan Carlos Navarro, at a Barça Regal vs Galatasaray match (by FC Barcelona)

  • Juan Carlos Navarro, at a Barça Regal vs Galatasaray match (by FC Barcelona)