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Report: Noah will return to France, play in EuroBasket

Jul 25, 2011, 8:48 AM EST

Joakim Noah

Last week we told you how the doctors for the French national team took a look at Joakim Noah’s ankle and said, “why don’t you go home and get some treatment on that.”

He is, but he’ll be back.

The French are training for EuroBasket – the international tournament where Olympic bids for 2012 will be decided — and he will play in that, tweets Hoopsworld’s Alex Kennedy.

Joakim Noah’s ankle is fine – it was a very minor injury. He’ll rest in Chicago and will definitely be ready for #EuroBasket2011.

The French will bring a good team to the event, with a likely starting five of Noah, Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, Nicolas Batum and Mickael Pietrus. They will bring Ronny Turaif off the bench, so while they may not get a lot of scoring out of the five spot they will get a lot of energy.

EuroBasket starts Aug. 31 in Lithuania.

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