Birch had arthroscopic surgical procedure to scrub up unfastened particles in his proper knee after taking part in simply 55 video games for Toronto in the course of the 2021-22 marketing campaign, averaging 4.5 factors and 4.3 rebounds per recreation.
The 29-year-old from Montreal is presently in Victoria with the Canadian senior males’s nationwide staff, as he was one of many 14 gamers dedicated to the group for the subsequent three years, although he has not been in a position to play attributable to his harm.
Canada is making ready for the fourth window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Americas Qualifiers after going 6-0 all through the primary three home windows.
Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, Dwight Powell and Kelly Olynyk are only a few of the NBA skills who’ve additionally dedicated to taking part in for Canada this summer season and helped the staff win each of their video games in the course of the July window of play.
Becoming a member of Birch is Jamal Murray, RJ Barrett, Dillon Brooks and Luguentz Dort in attendance at camp, and all have dedicated to the senior nationwide program however is not going to be taking part within the fourth window of qualifying.
Canada will face Argentina on Aug. 25 (10:40 p.m. ET / 7:40 p.m. PT) at Save-On-Meals Memorial Centre in Victoria earlier than travelling to Panama for a matchup on Aug. 29 (8:10 p.m. ET / 5:10 p.m. PT), dwell on Sportsnet.