Wolves lose A. Žagars for the remainder of the season
Wolves lose A. Žagars for the remainder of the season

The Vilnius-based BC Wolves suffered two unlucky strikes during their Betsafe-LKL match in Panevėžys last Saturday. The club from the nation's capital not only lost to 7bet-Lietkabelis after a double-overtime thriller but also lost Latvian point guard Artūrs Žagars for the remainder of the season.

The Wolves guard suffered a knee injury during the first overtime during a hard drive to the basket - he tried to avoid an opponent who met him in the shaded area and unfortunately got tangled with his leg.

After conducting thorough examinations, the doctors made their diagnosis - a rupture of a ligament in his left knee. It is predicted that treatment and rehabilitation will take at least five (5) months in the best case, and more precise information will be available after his operation.

A. Zagars will undergo surgery and rehabilitation in Turkey.

"Injuries are a very unpleasant part of sports. Especially when they are tough and players are out for long periods of time. Artūrs played well in the World Cup and we also saw in the last game what he could give to our team this season. All that remains is to thank Artūrs for his hard work and we wish him a speedy recovery and return to the hardwood," said Donatas Zavackas, Wolves sports director.

According to one of the managers of the Vilnius-based club, there will be no rush to fill the slot that has opened up in the club's roster of guards.

"We are constantly monitoring the player market, if an interesting option comes up, then we will consider it," said D. Zavackas.

The player from Latvia averaged 12 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds in the Betsafe-LKL championship this season, adding 13 EFF points per game.