Alessandro Gentile ends season early due to secondary COVID-19 effects

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18/Apr/21 19:54

Gentile bids goodbye to the season on his way to recovery from COVID implications

By Eurohoops team /

Movistar Estudiantes star Alessandro Gentile announced on his social media that he will end the current season early, after going through some COVID-19 implications following his positive result.

Gentile joined Estudiantes on a short-term deal early in the season and penned a contract extension with the club until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

In his post, Gentile mentions:

“Unfortunately, my season ends today… after passing Covid a couple of months ago I am still suffering from some secondary effects of the virus which prevent me to help my team on the court… I will need time off to heal perfectly and be back to 100% both physically and mentally as soon as possible… I want to thank the Estudiantes family for the support and for giving me the chance to play again in what I consider one of the best leagues in Europe… thanks to coach Javier Zamora for wanting me by his side, although things don’t always go in the way we expect.. thanks to coach Jota for understanding my personal situation and thanks to all the medical staff and teammates that supported me in this rough couple months … I want also to give a piece of friendly advice to those that still doubt the existence of Covid… every person is different and can be affected in different ways… Be careful and follow all the rules we have…I just want to wish everyone a lot of health and encourage everybody to stay safe in this difficult era we are living in”.

The Italian player took part in 17 Liga Endesa games with Estudiantes this season, while posting an average of 11.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists.