TJ Parker’s fears have come true. “J.I don’t know what he has, but it’s not good “, Slipped the coach of Asvel about Joffrey Lauvergne (2.11 m, 31 years old), injured in the right knee during the defeat on the floor of Maccabi Tel-Aviv (69-88) Thursday evening.
The pivot announces the diagnosis himself: “ rupture of the cruciate ligaments » which will keep him away from the field for many months, even until the end of the season. A huge tile for Villeurbanne, who brought the 2013 European champion back to the French Championship ten years after his departure.
Coming off the bench behind Youssoupha Fall, Lauvergne averaged 8.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in the Euroleague. With Nando De Colo, the former player of Zalgiris Kaunas was above all the figurehead of the recruitment supposed to get closer to the Asvel of the European top 8. A goal that seems more and more compromised with the injury of the pivot.