The Puerto Rican point guard of the New Orleans Pelicans, Jose Alvaradocould miss the start of NBA training camps.
Alvarado, 25, suffered a sprained ankle during practice this weekend, The Athletic website reported on Sunday.
The Puerto Rican, who did not receive permission from the Pelicans to contest the FIBA World Cup 2023, averaged nine points with three assists and 2.3 rebounds in the 2022-23 campaign. He shot 41.1% from the field and had 1.1 steals.
However, he missed the final 20 games of the regular series due to a right leg injury.
In two games with Puerto Rico in the FIBA windows, Alvarado recorded 21 points with 5.5 assists and five rebounds per game.
On October 3, training camps open and, two days later, the preseason begins.