By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
Following the early exit from the recent game opposite Coviran Granada, Valencia updated the status of Klemen Prepelic Tuesday.
Per the press release: “Valencia Basket guard Klemen Prepelic had to leave Sunday’s game against Covirán Granada after injuring his left leg.
The imaging tests to which the player has been subjected have revealed that the Slovenian international suffers a muscle tear in the soleus of his left leg.
It is estimated that a recovery time of about 4 weeks is necessary.”
Prepelic, 30, recently missed one game due to a technical decision, as explained by head coach Alex Mumbru. However, the injury setback will keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season as the Oranges battle for a berth in the Playoffs.
The Slovenian guard was moving through a fourth campaign in EuroLeague and a second with Valencia. Averaging 7.1 points, 3.1 assists, 0.7 rebounds, 0.5 steals, and 0.1 blocks per contest painted the picture on his contribution over 27 appearances, including 11 starts. He also tallied 6.2 points, 2.9 assists, and 1.2 rebounds per game in the 2022-23 edition of Spain’s Liga Endesa.
Additional players currently sidelined stretch to Jaime Pradilla (shoulder), Sam Van Rossom (knee), Millan Jimenez (ankle), and Kyle Alexander (ankle).
Valencia holds a 14-15 W-L tally in the EuroLeague, which is one game short of fitting in the Playoffs zone. A 13-10 ACB record sits the team in eighth place, the lowest seed leading to the Playoffs.