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Dante Exum Won't Participate In Olympics For Australia

Jun 19, 2016 9:46 AM

Danté Exum will not participate in Australian National Team activities this summer.

Exum will instead focus on his preparation for the 2016-17 Jazz season. His rehabilitation and recovery process has continued to progress accordingly, and he was recently cleared for full-contact basketball activities.

“At this stage the most important thing for me right now is to continue training,” said Exum. “It's been great to be back on the court competing, and I'm really motivated to help the Jazz have a successful season this year. My support and best wishes will be with the Boomers this summer, and I look forward to future opportunities to represent my home country.”

The 20-year-old guard underwent successful surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee on Sept. 3, 2015, after having sustained a tear of the ACL on Aug. 4 while competing for the Australian National Team in a game against the Slovenian National Team in Ljubljana, Slovenia. As a result of the injury, he missed the entire 2015-16 NBA season.

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Dante Exum Suffers Torn ACL

Aug 4, 2015 6:14 PM

Dante Exum suffered a left knee injury Tuesday while competing for the Australian National Team in a game against the Slovenian National Team.

Exum was treated on site and will now return to Salt Lake City for further evaluation by the Utah Jazz's medical staff.

Tim Montemayor reports the Exum was diagnosed with a torn ACL.

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