Keenan Evans undergoes knee surgery, out for at least six months

2024-05-27T21:39:43+00:00 2024-05-27T21:47:38+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

27/May/24 21:39

Zalgiris confirms fears of a serious injury for Keenan Evans, following an early exit in domestic action

By Eurohoops Team/

Keenan Evans has been officially sidelined for six to eight months.

An early exit from Game 3 of Lithuania’s Betsafe LKL Semifinals series between Zalgiris and 7bet-Lietkabelis on Sunday was followed by knee surgery on Monday.

After a successful operation, the Kaunas outfit updated the status of the former Texas Tech standout.

Per the press release:Zalgiris Kaunas guard Keenan Evans will have to miss basketball for some time. The Zalgiris player underwent knee surgery on Monday at Gijos Klinikos.

Evans suffered the injury at the end of the third quarter of the third game of the Betsafe-LKL semi-finals series against 7bet-Lietkabelis Panevezys. After jumping he felt pain in his knee and could leave the court only with the help of his teammates.

On Monday, after a detailed examination, Evans was diagnosed with a tear of the patella ligament and underwent surgery, which was performed by orthopedic traumatologist Prof. Rimtautas Gudas.

“The surgery lasted two hours. We considered a number of surgical methods because the situation was really difficult, but the operation was successful,” said Prof. Gudas.

After a period of passive rehabilitation following the surgery, Evans will undergo a new examination to determine the further course of his rehabilitation, but it is already clear that it will take at least 6-8 months.”

Midway through the 2022-23 season, he was forced to the injury list of Zalgiris for seven months after suffering a torn Achilles tendon. Bouncing back in style from the top of the 2023-24 season, he established himself as a leading player for his side in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and domestic competitions, attracting interest from numerous top clubs of the continent.

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