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Khimki Moscow star Alexey Shved has officially been ruled out for four weeks due to a broken finger, but the injury may ultimately force him to miss the rest of 2020-21, according to the club’s general manager Pavel Astakhov.
“The fracture occurred on the index finger of the right hand. The doctors control the process but it’s too early to talk the exact recovery time. We remember that at the end of 2018, Aleksey suffered a fracture on his little finger and the recovery process dragged on for several months,” Astakhov said to Sport Express. “Now this is the main shooting hand. Therefore, it’s difficult to say whether Shved will be able to play this season or not, but we have already started treatment.”
Khimki is at the bottom of the EuroLeague standings with 4-27 so Shved’s absence is of no effect in the competition. In VTB League, however, the team is 7th with 10-9 and will be fighting for a playoffs spot minus its leading scorer and passer.
Shved is bound to be win the “Alphonso Ford Top Scorer” award in EuroLeague. He’s averaging 19.78 points and second-placed Mike James (19.3) won’t play any more games with CSKA. Crvena Zvezda guard Jordan Loyd is third with 17.57.