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Griner is recovering in a Texas hospital after his release

american basketball player Brittany Griner freed on Thursday in a prisoner exchange between washington why Moscowundergoing various medical controls in a hospital in Texas He hinted at TODAY before recovering his normal life John Kirby, one of the spokesmen of cwhite handle,

grinner is in the city of St. AnthonyIn Brooke Military Medical Center“Receiving appropriate mental and physical care to ensure that he is ready for his reintegration into society,” they said on the ABC.,

the player was detained Russia from last February, a few days before the start of the invasion of ukraine ordered by KremlinAccused of drug trafficking for carrying hashish oil in his suitcase, a banned substance in the Eurasian country.

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“We have information that he is alive and he is doing well,” he said. kirbyAccording to which doctors are yet to determine how long he should be hospitalized.

grinner was sentenced in August to nine years in prison for drug possession and trafficking and announced a deal with Russian authorities on Thursday to release him in exchange for an arms dealer Victor but.

America was also not included in the treaty Paul WhelanSentenced to 16 years for espionage.

“(the Russians) treated Paul separately to the charges of espionage against him. We are still negotiating his release,” the presidential spokesman said, adding that in the summer washington He made a “very serious and specific” offer to release the two, but it “went nowhere”.

kirby They said they kept trying until the moment they called off the deal grinner And that they would continue to try to bring him back home: “We now have a better understanding of the Russians’ expectations and we will continue to work on it,” he concluded.

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