In the upcoming match against of FIBA World Cup 2023, Rudy Gobert and two other key players absent Vs. Lebanon adding pressure on the squad.
Rudy Gobert and Two Other Key Players Absent Vs. Lebanon
Rudy Gobert will not be participating due to an ankle injury, while Moustapha Fall is dealing with a toothache. The official statement from the French Basketball Federation confirms the absence of both players in the forthcoming game against Lebanon.
Meanwhile, Mathias Lessort is taking a cautious approach to his recovery. Recently back from an ankle injury, he has decided to rest for the remainder of the FIBA World Cup 2023. This precautionary measure aims to minimize potential health risks.
As a consequence of these player absences, Guerschon Yabusele will take on the frontcourt position for France.
In Group H, France suffered defeats in their first two matches, conceding victory to Canada and Latvia. Consequently, their chances of contending for the World Cup championship have been eliminated.
If France achieves a victory against Lebanon, their highest possible placement within the group would be third place.