TOnye Jekiri, TD Systems Baskonia center, will remain out for a period of between 6 and 8 weeks due to a grade 2 sprain in the internal lateral ligament of his right knee, as reported by the Vitoria club today.

The injury to the Nigerian pivot occurred with 3 minutes remaining in the second quarter, in a fortuitous clash with Arnoldas Kulboka in the fight for the rebound, in the derby played against Retabet Bilbao Basket played yesterday Sunday. After the mishap, Jekiri left the court with obvious gestures of pain to never return.

After the pertinent medical tests carried out, the player will begin medical treatment until the complete recovery of his knee, which is expected to require a period of at least 6 weeks.

With the loss of Jekiri, Baskonia will have to face the final leg of the season with Youssufa Fall and Ilimane Diop as the only pure fives.

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Via Marca.com