Spanish Reports: Rudy Fernandez Injures Hamstring; Blazers Say Rudy Out 7-10 Days

Update (7:41 PM):  Blazersedge has learned that Rudy Fernandez is out 7-10 days with what a team official called a "thigh contusion." 

Original Post (9:16AM)

Thanks to Norsktroll for this articleEuropaPress.Es -- a Spanish website -- is reporting that Rudy Fernandez has suffered a hamstring injury on his right leg during the run-up to this summer's EuroBasket tournament.  

The article states that the injury forced Rudy to leave practice this morning and that it may take up to 48 hours for further information to develop.

Update: LaVanguardia.Es -- another Spanish website -- also has a report.  They refer to the injury as a "minor hamstring injury" and confirm that the recovery time will not be known for at least 48 hours.

Update: ElMundo.Es -- another Spanish website -- reports that Rudy is doubtful for the start of EuroBasket. The report also states the injury occurred while Rudy was shooting a 3 pointer.   

Update: Marca.com -- another Spanish website, the bane of my existence -- has another report. Here's a good translation of Marca's relatively optimistic report, courtesy of Good Work Doc Roberts.

Rudy Believes that He Will Return in Time for the Start of Eurobasket

The guard will have to wait 48 hours to know the exact extent of the injury, but is optimistic. He suffered a sprain in the last Spanish Team practice.

Jose Luis Martinez - Madrid 9/2/2009 3:23 PM
Rudy Fernández has had to leave the last team practice with a sprain in the right leg, but, as has assured the Blazers guard himself, it's possible that he will recover in time for the start of Eurobasket, on September 7th versus Serbia.

Rudy has submitted to various medical tests that have revealed a superficial tear, specifically a small, two centimeter break in the hamstring of his right leg. The team doctors have urged patience and will wait 48 hours to know the exact extent of the tear, as this period is key to determining the downtime needed (for recovery).

In whatever case, both the player and the doctors are optimistic and consider the first examinations to have been good. "We have to see how it all evolves, luckily, it's only been small. I noticed a strong pinch on defense, but I believe that on the 7th I'll be there for sure," Rudy has assured us before traveling to Lithuania.

-- Ben (benjamin.golliver@gmail.com)

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