By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso summed up his injury list ahead of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 18 home game versus AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano planned to be held Friday. Sergio Llull is expected to miss more games.
“We come into the game following a trip featuring two tough away games, in Tenerife and Andorra, and we’ve got a few absentees, like Llull, Deck and the minor injury picked up by Rudy in the game in Andorra. He tried to train and we’ll have to see how he’s doing tomorrow, but we’ve got to be careful with it because it’s a muscular issue. Llull will likely remain sidelined and that’s one that’ll need more time. Deck trained with the team today,” he noted, “We’ll be careful with the three of them right up until the last and we’ll have to see how they’re doing for tomorrow’s game, whilst bearing in mind that the rest of the team is feeling the effect of so many matches and trips”.
Anthony Randolph is also out with a complete rupture of his left Achilles tendon. However, newcomer Alex Tyus is on track for his debut with the Whites.
“I think he’s doing well. He’s a player who comes into the game in good form,” said Laso regarding the experienced big, “He adapts pretty fast to the needs of the team and in the few training sessions he’s had he has made an effort to settle in quickly. The players have given him a warm welcome and I consider that he’s ready to play tomorrow.”
.Madrid is currently 12-5 in Europe’s premier club continental competition sitting in second place behind CSKA Moscow.