Eduardo Najera left off Pan Am team

Updated: October 15, 2011, 9:49 PM ET
Associated Press

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Charlotte Bobcats forward Eduardo Najera will not play for Mexico at the Pan American Games because he couldn't reach an insurance agreement.

Najera, considered Mexico's top player, says insurers declined to provide him a policy because of his "age and history of injuries."

Mexican officials said the policy would cost about $26,000, but the 35-year-old Najera hinted other issues may have come into play.

He says that during training he "felt very little interest" from the coach in having him and other players on the squad.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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