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Andres Nocioni to skip worlds

Updated: August 26, 2010, 1:35 PM ET
Associated Press

KAYSERI, Turkey -- Philadelphia 76ers forward Andres Nocioni won't play for Argentina at the world championships because of a left ankle injury.

The 76ers advised Nocioni to skip the tournament, and Nocioni confirmed Thursday he won't play.

Nocioni tells reporters that the team "exercised an option in my contract that when I get injured during national team activities they can prevent me from playing."

After an MRI exam, a team doctor recommended that Nocioni stay off the court ...

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