Koponen injured Pesic during practice

2018-02-15T23:09:55+00:00 2018-02-16T00:43:49+00:00.

Alex Madrid

15/Feb/18 23:09

Eurohoops.net

Ooops! Petteri Koponen accidentally hit his new head coach in practice.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Svetislav Pesic will be forced to coach Barcelona in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal against Baskonia (16/2) with his arm in a sling.

The Serbian coach suffered a shoulder injury following an accidental hit by Barca guard Petteri Koponen when they were preparing a play during today’s practice, per Mundo Deportivo.

Barca feared that the injury could be much more serious, but the 68-year-old coach will manage to be at the helm of the team in the quarterfinal, his second game since he returned to the club.

Pesic signed a contract until the remainder of the season with Barcelona, following Sito Alonso’s firing.