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Spain's Calderon out of worlds with leg injury

United States' Derrick Rose, right, drives with the ball past Spain's Jose Manuel Calderon during a friendly basketball game in Madrid on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. United States' Derrick Rose, right, drives with the ball past Spain's Jose Manuel Calderon during a friendly basketball game in Madrid on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez)
August 23, 2010

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MADRID—Spain point guard Jose Manuel Calderon will miss the basketball world championships after hurting his leg in an exhibition against the United States.

Tests Monday revealed the Toronto Raptors player tore a muscle in his left leg in Sunday's 86-85 loss. Calderon had headed to the locker room late in the game. He went scoreless with three assists.

The Spanish federation says Calderon needs four weeks to recover.

The 28-year-old was part of Spain's 2006 world champion team and won Olympic silver two years ago in Beijing.

Calderon says "there is not much to say. It's a pity I was injured at the last minute."

The world championships run from Aug. 28-Sep. 12 in Turkey.

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