Last minute on Nick Calathes’ injury

Nick calathes will be doubt until the last minute ahead of the Euroleague final that will play this Sunday (8.30 pm) in Cologne on Barça and the Anadolu efes. The Greek player suffered a sprain your right ankle in the final stretch of the match and, although the explorations have ruled out the possibility of a serious injury, his current situation makes his participation in the duel for the title this Sunday very difficult.

However, at Barça they do not rule out anything. The technician Sarunas Jasikevicius has just declared at the press conference this morning that “with Nick (Calathes), we are going to assess before the game and decide if he can play or not ”.

Calathes was injured at 3:22 by the end of the match against him Armani, by taking a pass in the air and landing on the foot of Kyle hines. The Greek lay in a corner of the court amid obvious signs of pain before being helped to retreat to the bench area.

The Florida player was being one of Barça’s best against Armani and the great responsible for the decisive comeback between the last two quarters. Calathes ended with 17 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and a PIR of 27 in 25:40 minutes on track.

The Greek guard, who left the Lanxess Arena on Friday helped by crutches, is receiving treatment of the team doctor and physiotherapists. Calathes will not participate in the attention to the media this Saturday and it remains to be seen if he will be able to exercise in the training this afternoon-night, which will begin at 9:15 p.m.

If it were a normal match, Calathes would be ruled out completely for the game this Sunday. But we are facing Barça’s most important meeting in many years and the Greek will rush all his options to be able to be with his teammates in the grand final of this Euroleague 20-21.

Here you can see the summary of the match FC Barcelona – AX Armani Exchange Milan

Euroleague: FC Barcelona - AX Armani Exchange Milan

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