09/17/2021 at 9:35 PM CEST
The forward of the Barça, Alex Abrines, will be out for at least four months after being operated on Thursday for his left knee injury, and that will force Saras Jasikevicius to rebuild her outside game. First important setback without even starting the Endesa League.
A significant loss for the Barça coach as he had full confidence in the Mallorcan player despite not being able to perform in the best conditions in recent weeks with his problems in that knee that dragged from long ago.
The player, once operated, thanked on social networks for the numerous messages of support andHe explained that “I am already impatient to start rehabilitation and be with the team as soon as possible,” said Abrines.
😍 Thank you very much everyone for your support!
💪 Already thinking about recovery!
💙❤️ Força Barça pic.twitter.com/HZrgczKBFY
– Alex Abrines (@alexabrines) September 17, 2021
Jasikevicius will have to rebuild his outside game where Abrines practically had a fixed square. Without Abrines, one of the newcomers this season, NIgel Hayes and possibly young Sergi Martinez also enter the rotation more frequently as a high forward.
Other players who poThey would cover that space is Kyle Kuric, who normally occupied the position of ‘two’ and another of the headlines, Corey Higgins, which feels very comfortable in that natural position.
Jasikevicius could choose one of the guards when looking for a ‘small’ team reason why two other newcomers like Jokubaitis or Laprovittola could also gain minutes in the Barcelona team. Many options for the Lithuanian coach although it is clear that he loses one of his offensive ‘killers’ for a good part of the season.
Sanli is doubt
He is not the only headache for the Barça coach. Turkish center Sertac Sanli continues to recover from his left big toe fissure and is very close to getting a medical discharge foror perhaps he will not arrive to debut in the Endesa League this Sunday, against UCAM Murcia.
If you don’t finally arrive on time, Saras will only have Brandon Davies as the center of the first team and will have to continue using the young Ibou Badji, with the timely help of Oriola and Smits. And meanwhile, the two Gasol brothers can’t make up their minds & mldr;