One day after Bojan Bogdanovic injured his ankle in a FIBA "friendly" game in Zagreb, Croatia, Andrea Bargnani did the same on Friday in the first quarter of a game in Trieste, Italy
Sportando, the Italy-based hoops site, said that the injury will require an MRI on Saturday.
Andrea Bargnani left the game vs. Georgia with an ankle injury. MRI on Saturday http://t.co/9hHeLjWm6P— Sportando (@sportando) August 28, 2015
EuroSport, another European site, called the injury a "sprain," but did not elaborate. We'll provide more details as they become available.
Like Bogdnaovic, Bargnani has been playing well for his national team. The 7'1" Bargnani, who the Nets signed to a two-year vets minimum deal last month, has been injury-prone the last four years. This is his first FIBA appearance since 2011.
Bargnani left the court under his own power after hurting his ankle, but went directly to Italy's team locker room. Italy beat Georgia 91-90. The national team plays Michigan State on Saturday.
The Nets have to be hoping for a prognosis similar to the one Bogdanovic received. All the Croatian needs, according to reports and his own tweets, is rest. He begins light workouts on Monday.