Andres Nocioni on Crutches, Questionable for Worlds
Unfortunately, Nocioni injured his left ankle Saturday, consigning him to a boot and crutches for the near-term. FIBA.com reports Argentina's trainers remain hopeful El Chapu will be able to suit up by the time his team tips off on August 28 against Germany, but it's all in question.
Argentina's in no real danger of being eliminated in group play -- the top four in each group advance to the 16-team knockout round, which means the Argentines would have to fall behind not just Serbia and Australia, but also two of Jordan, Angola and Germany to be eliminated before Sept. 4. So if Nocioni needs another week, his team should be safe.