The United States is getting ready to play against Tunisia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London on Tuesday. As Team USA gears up for their second game in Group A, there is an interesting development over in Group B. Spain, which figures to be Team USA's toughest competition in the Summer Games, are dealing with a nagging injury for their team captain, shooting guard Jean Carlos Navarro.
Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated reports that Navarro missed Spain's game against Australia on Tuesday after suffering a foot injury in Sunday's opener with China.
"It was very strong and all of a sudden," [Spain head coach Sergio] Scariolo said. "It is nothing related with his former problems. It is a probably a new injury. It is plantar fasciitis, but it is probably in a different place [within the foot].
"He couldn't play. I don't know how many games he will miss."
The United States would definitely have an easier time in a potential final against Spain if the Spanish team is dealing with a depleted roster.