OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19: Harrison Barnes #40, Anderson Varejao #18, and Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors box out against Richard Jefferson #24 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2016 NBA Finals on June 19, 2016 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, C
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July 27, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Center Anderson Varejao will miss the Olympics for host Brazil because of a herniated disc in his lower back.

The Golden State Warriors announced the injury Wednesday and say that Varejao should be ready for the start of training camp but will not be healthy enough to play in the Olympics. Varejao recently experienced back pain while training with the Brazilian National Team and returned to California to be examined by Dr. Robert Watkins earlier this week.

Varejao averaged 2.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 22 games after signing with the Warriors on Feb. 22. He re-signed with the team earlier this month.

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