By John Askounis/ email@example.com
Injury woes persist for Olympiacos ahead of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 27 home game against Panathinaikos OPAP. Head coach Giorgios Bartzokas noted on Monday that Nikola Milutinov (ankle) is not yet ready to return to action.
The 25-year-old center picked up his injury in Round 25. Exited early versus LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, did not travel to Israel for the match opposite to Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv and is now set to miss at least one more game on Tuesday. Friday’s road game against Anadolu Efes will be his next chance to return.
He started in all of his 24 previous appearances in the current season of Europe’s premier club competition averaging 10.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.6 blocks per contest. The Reds are 11-15 overall, one win behind the playoffs spots.