Zalgiris Kaunas, already going through rough times, received more bad news. After medical analysis it was found that the team’s captain Paulius Jankunas will need surgery in his shoulder.
Jankunas suffered a right shoulder-joint capsule tear and according to doctors, the rehabilitation will last up to 4 months. In this case, the season is already over for the Lithuanian.
“The doctors decided that we can’t risk anymore and that the surgery is indespensable. It’s heartbreaking but no one is immune to injuries. This season could have been special. I still believe in my team though and I will try to support them off the bench,” said Jankunas.
While the forward is out, Marko Popovic will take over as captain of the team.