Arturs Zagars returns to action after six months on the sidelines

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Giannis Askounis

20/Apr/24 18:23

A member of the All-Second Team of the 2023 FIBA World Cup, Arturs Zagars recovers from a severe knee injury

By Johnny Askounis/

Projected to sit out the remainder of the 2023-24 campaign in October, Arturs Zagars suited up for the Wolves Twinsbet on Saturday.

With four games left in the Betsafe LKL Regular Season and more potential outings in the Playoffs of Lithuania’s top-flight division, the Latvian point guard featured for the Wolves in the win, 111-79, versus Pineo Zvaigzdes in Prienai Sports Arena.

Lasting 11:25 on the court, he tallied five points behind 1/6 field goals and 2/2 free throws. Creating for experienced forward Jeffery Taylor, he logged one assist.

Zagars, 23, suffered a medial collateral ligament in his left knee early in the season, following a breakout performance with Latvia in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. He underwent surgery and was expected to be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Helping his country impress in the first appearance in FIBA’s flagship event and rank fifth in the final standings, he set a new record for the most assists in a single game with 17 in the fifth-place game against Lithuania. Coming out of the World Cup and being named in the All-Second Team of the tournament, he inked a three-year contract with Fenerbahce Beko and was immediately loaned to the Wolves for one year.

Recovering from the latest injury setback impacting his career, Zagars is expected to wrap up the season in Lithuania and potentially join Fener for the 2024-25 installments of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and Turkiye Sigorta Basketbol Super Ligi.

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