Shabazz Napier diagnosed with serious injury to the right ankle ligaments

2021-09-20T12:55:42+00:00 2021-09-20T13:23:37+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

20/Sep/21 12:55

Shabazz Napier suffered a serious injury to the ligaments but there is no fracture and he will not have to undergo surgery

By Eurohoops team/

Shabazz Napier suffered an injury in the Final clash of VTB League SuperCup against CSKA Moscow recently and, after examinations, Zenit Satin Petersburg revealed the nature of it.

“Shabazz Napier underwent a comprehensive examination. He has a rather serious injury to the ligaments of the right ankle joint. On the positive side, I can say that there is no fracture and, therefore, there is no need for surgery, of the minuses, the recovery time is still unknown. We have all the necessary conditions to get him back on the floor quickly. All is needed is the support of the fans,” general manager Alexander Tserkovny said.

Napier moved to Europe after six years in the NBA and showed promise in front of the season. In the first VTB SuperCup game, against UNICS, he banked in 33 points on 8-11 shooting including 6-8 from deep. He also dished out four assists during the 30 minutes on the floor.