Malika Andrews claims that because the Celtics are contenders from the East Jayson Tatum needs to be cautious with his arm. (0:53)

Malika Andrews claims that because the Celtics are contenders from the East Jayson Tatum needs to be cautious with his arm. (0:53)

SHENZHEN, China — Jayson Tatum came back into Team USA practice after a foot injury but will overlook a third successive World Cup match Monday if the team faces Brazil (8:30 a.m. ET, ESPN+).

Kemba Walker missed Monday’s shoot-around with disease but had been in the lineup for the United States’ final second-round match. Walker entered the contest since the Americans’ top scorer at 14.8 points per match while in the World Cup.

Tatum surely could go without limitations through the entire workout at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, hinting he may have the ability to go back Wednesday, when Team USA is anticipated to go into the knockout round.

“I am feeling good, feeling a whole great deal better than when it first happened,” said Tatum, who sprained his left arm in the last seconds of an overtime victory over Turkey on Tuesday. “I expect I could play [Wednesday], there’s no timetable or anything. Just looking for back perfect.”

In case the Americans beat the Brazilians, then they clinch a spot in the Tokyo Olympics of next summer and then would progress to the quarterfinals with the seed. They might accomplish both with a loss, however it could be outside of their hands, and should they lost to Brazil by at least 22 36, they’d face the possibility of removal.

An victory will promise Team USA of playing against the failure of Monday’s France-Australia match, at Dongguan, a brief bus ride out of Shenzhen. In case the Americans lose but still progress, play France-Australia’s winner and they’d have to fly into Shanghai.