Jonas Jerebko will not play in European qualifiers this summer

Here at DBB, we're fortunate to have readers from all over world and we're extra lucky to have readers from Sweden who can pass along somewhat insider info on Jonas Jerebko. Thanks to 'Christopher from Stockholm', we've been informed via press release from the Swedish Basketball Federation that Jonas Jerebko will not participate in this summer's European Championship qualifiers for the 2013 European Championship in Slovenia.

Here's Christopher's translation of Jonas' comments:

"This hasn't been easy for me. To tear of my achilles tendon was terrible, and it's at this point I'm starting to see the result of all the work I've put in to come back at 100 percent. I've talked this through with the Pistons training and coaching staff as well as GM Joe Dumars. The more we've discussed it, the more I've realized that I need a thoroughly monitored training program this upcoming summer, something I could not do last summer because of the NBA lockout. This means, sadly, that I won't be able to do what I normally do in the summertime, including playing for the Swedish national team in the qualifications for the European Championship" [...]

"I wish the team, the players and the coaching staff all the best in the qualifications. I look forward with pride to get the opportunity to play for Sweden again."

I'm hoping this means Jerebko will be with Arnie Kander and the Pistons' training staff this summer, getting even stronger and possibly working with other teammates, but it's not entirely clear that's what he meant by a 'thoroughly monitored training program' or 'ju mer har jag förstått att jag behöver följa ett noga upplagt träningsprogram.'

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