Hapoel Holon’s Fred Bourdillon is ruled out for two months

2023-02-05T12:23:59+00:00 2023-02-05T12:23:59+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

05/Feb/23 12:23


French-born guard Frederic Bourdillon will miss the next two months as Hapoel Atsmon Holon gears up for key challenges

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Anything but good news for Hapoel Atsmon Holon after designating Frederic Bourdillon to the injury list.

Bourdillon, 31, will be out for two months with an ankle injury, the team announced Sunday.

Lasting 11 minutes in Gameday 2 of the Basketball Champions League Round of 16, the French-Israeli shooting guard returned to action after missing one domestic fixture last week. He pulled down two rebounds in the losing effort against Winner League rival Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem but has been set for a much longer spell on the injury list for the team coached by Guy Goodes.

He will wear a walking boot for the next six weeks, noted the Holon outfit. Following necessary rest and hopefully progress in ensuing recovery, Bourdillon can be cleared to return to action later in the 2022-23 editions of the BCL and Israel’s Winner League.

Frederic Bourdillon’s solid run suffers a setback

On the wrong end of the tiebreaker opposite Galatasaray Nef, Hapoel Holon ranked second in Group C of the Champions League’s Regular Season. Sweeping the Play-In best-of-three series versus Igokea m:tel clinched a berth in the Round of 16. However, losing to SIG Strasbourg on the road and to Hapoel Jerusalem at home shaped a 0-2 record and a demanding challenge to come back aiming to repeat last season’s run to the Final Four.

Bourdillon tallied 6.7 points shooting over 54% from beyond the arc, 2.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 0.6 steals per BCL contest. Averaging 3.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.8 steals per game describe his domestic efforts, in the sixth consecutive campaign including the Winner League. Last season, he was crowned Israel champion with Hapoel Holon capturing the second league title in team history.

The youth product of famous Paris-based INSEP actually joined the Holon outfit prior to the 2020-21 season. Stops in Israel stretch from Maccabi Rishon LeZion to Hapoel Eilat and Maccabi Haifa, while previous experience in France includes Antibes Sharks and Elan Chalon in the top-tier division of his country of birth.

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League

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