he Fuenlabrada will not be able to count on Popovic for the next four to six weeks
Bad news for Montakit Fuenlabrada. His star, his captain, Croat Marko Popovic, will be low for four to six weeks due to the trauma that happened in the collision with UCAM Murcia last Sunday. Tests made to the veteran player have diagnosed that he suffers from partial tearing of the internal lateral ligament on his right knee, which will keep him away from the courts for at least one month, depending on the development of his illness, the exact time of recovery, although he will be on time, in principle, to achieve the latest commitments of Jota Cuspinera’s Regular League.
The Balkan Escort was hurt in the eleventh minute of the match against Murcian’s team, having managed only three minutes on the track after receiving a foul in attack when attacked by the Dutch base Charlon Kloof. Popovic retreated very painfully on the bench, unable to return to the track following the development of the rest of the clash with Sito Alonso with ice in the damaged joint. The Croatian goal scorer is in a strong season, the fourth consecutive in the fuenlabreño club, with several injuries – he was close to two months break between November and January for muscle status – an average of 9.7 points, 2, 3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
The Zadar wizard destroys Cuspinera’s perimeter for the following clashes that will become popular in addition to the usual top scorers Paco Cruz and Christian Eyenga, the Earl Rowland bases – one of the most remarkable in recent games, Thomas Finne and the Slovenian Luke Rupnik, García and Álex Llorca. Fuenlabreños arrives after three consecutive wins against Valencia Basket, Cafés Candelas Breogán and UCAM Murcia and are looking to expand their positive dynamics at the Coliseum de Burgos, which, despite the absence of Popovic, intend to repeat last season’s results – Victoria against San Pablo Burgos with 69-71, added their eleventh season victory and continued the opening distance with the downhill slots.