Jayson Tatum will reportedly suit up against Argentina on Wednesday if the team USA beats France to advance to the semis. The 21-year-old shooting guard sustained a sprained ankle in the dying seconds of their matchup against Turkey in the group stage. 

Joe Vardon of The Athletic claimed that the six-foot-eight Tatum is expected to return to action against the Argentinian squad. The Boston Celtics standout was a key contributor in their win against the Turks. 

Before being sidelined, the lanky combo guard averaged 10.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He's also been active on the defensive end, contributing 1.5 blocks and a steal on the course of the FIBA World Championships. 

He played an essential role against Turkey, sending the game into overtime with his free-throws. With seconds left before the end of regulation, Tatum was fouled on a three-point attempt. He sunked two shots before missing his third attempt.

Jayson Tatum Jayson Tatum could be traded by the Celtics to land long-term target Anthony Davis. In this picture, Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics warms up before a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden on October 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Khris Middleton sealed the game when he was fouled with 2.1 seconds left on the clock. Tatum led the fastbreak that enabled Middleton to get fouled on the offensive end. 

Tatum has settled well into his role as a starter for the American national squad. He averages 31 minutes of playtime and has been a constant threat on offense. However, his main contribution has been his ability to defend the arc against the world's best shooters. 

Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets has stepped in his role and has acquitted himself nicely in the starting lineup. He has been shooting a high percentage from deep and has shot 9-of-16 before facing France on Tuesday. 

Tatum is hopeful that his team could move on to the next round. France is also a competent team led by their defensive anchor, Rudy Gober and prolific shooting guard Evan Fournier. 

Update: France eliminated the US national team, 89-79 to move up the semifinals. Donovan Mitchell led all scorers with 29 points, Rudy Gobert and Even Fournier proved too much for the American squad as both combined for a total of 43 points. Gobert also had 16 rebounds to help his team secure the semifinal spot. They will be facing Argentina on the next round.