D’Tigers Star Michael Eric Opts Out of Tokyo 2020

D’Tigers star, Michael Eric, has ruled himself out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after recovering from COVID-19.

The 33-year-old was one of the 49 players invited last week to camp by coach Mike Brown for preparations in the United States.
Eric, who made his debut for the team at the 2019 FIBA men’s Basketball World Cup in China, admitted that despite recovering from COVID-19, his body is not in the best physical shape to compete in Tokyo.

“I’m deeply saddened to announce that I will not be able to represent my country, Nigeria, in this year’s Olympics in Japan. During the last two and half weeks, my health and physical shape went through a traumatic (time) that will make me miss this tournament, “Eric wrote on Instagram.
“I tested positive for COVID-19 and experienced very aggressive symptoms to the extent that I was advised not to try any physical activity during my isolation period.
“Ultimately, despite my all-out efforts to recover, it was not possible for me to get ready in time to meet the demands of representing Nigeria at the Olympics at the level that the national team deserves”.

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