By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
After losing back-to-back away games in the LBA Semifinals series against Virtus Bologna, Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona may have the most difficult of tasks: winning Game 3 to extend the series and reduce the deficit to 2-1 without one of its best players, Semaj Christon.
The 30-year-old playmaker, who played in the past with the Oklahoma City Thunder and with Baskonia in 2020, has suffered a right foot injury. “Bertram Derthona announces that Semaj Christon underwent an MRI scan today which highlighted a lesion of his right foot plantar fascia. The player will be re-evaluated next week after an initial period of rest and therapy in which he will be followed by the club’s medical staff”, Derthona’s press release says.
This means that, if Derthona Tortona doesn’t win Game 3, scheduled on June 2 at 21:00 CET in Casale Monferrato’s PalaFerraris, Semaj Christon won’t step on the court anymore this season. Coming out of the court with 1:35 left in the third quarter in Game 2, he never came back in, and Virtus Bologna convincingly won 108-78.
The former ratiopharm Ulm and member of the 2021-22 All-EuroCup Second Team is only averaging 6.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in the LBA Semifinals series against Virtus Bologna, coming off short in helping his team get at least one victory on the road before moving back to Piemonte.
PHOTO CREDIT: Bertram Yachts Derthona Tortona