Steph Curry announced on Monday that he’s taking himself out of consideration for the U.S. Olympic team, citing his recent ankle and knee injuries. He’s only the latest in a lengthening list of athletes who’ve decided they won’t be competing in Rio. Some are also missing the games due to injuries, but many have said they’re not going because they’re worried about the Zika virus or have scheduling concerns.
Here’s a list of those who’ve taken themselves out of the running so far.
1. Fijian Vijay Singh (Zika and scheduling)
2. Australian Adam Scott (scheduling)
3. South African Louis Oosthuizen (scheduling)
4. South African Charl Schwartzel (scheduling)
5. Australian Marc Leishman (Zika)
6. Australian Nick Kyrgios (believes the Australian Olympic Committee has treated him unfairly)
7. Austrian Dominic Thiem (didn’t want to give a reason)
8. American John Isner (scheduling)
9. Spanish player Feliciano Lopez (scheduling)
10. Australian Bernard Tomic (scheduling and “personal circumstances”)
It’s worth noting that these five players are all ranked within the top 25 in the world.
11. Steph Curry (recent knee and ankle injuries)
12. Chris Paul (general injuries)
13. Anthony Davis (recent knee surgery)
14. Blake Griffin (quad injury)
15. American Tejay van Garderen (Zika — his wife is pregnant)
16. Kenyan runner Wilson Kipsang (scheduling)
17. Dennis Kimetto (scheduling)
This list will be updated whenever we receive news of another athlete cancelling his or her trip to Rio.