A journey through the desert

Moussa Diagné regained his smile last Sunday in Seville despite MoraBanc Andorra’s defeat against Coosur Betis in extra time. The reason, his return to the ACB courts more than a year and a half after his last gameor because of the pandemic and injuries. Total, The 2.11 meter pivot has been out of the Endesa League for 560 days. “It has been a long time away. Very tough, with a long recovery. But finally, we have seen the light, we have come out of this bubble we were in. I am very happy, very excited. It was like my debut in the ACB “, assured in the program the E-day of Andorran television.

The Senegalese spent last season practically blank. Of the 56 games that Andorra played, only one could play: against the Belgian Telenet Giants in the Eurocup on November 19, 2020. Behind and ahead of that date, the case. Let’s review. March 7, 2020, one day after turning 26, He played his last ACB meeting with MoraBanc in Murcia before the coronavirus competition was stopped. Then, the final phase of Valencia would arrive, to which he could not attend due to physical problems in his left leg and that would reach January (after a minimal pause in Europe) when a herniated disc was detected between L5 and S1, which He put him under the knife on February 11. The diagnosis, blank campaign.

“It has been a very long road, always training. Doing everything in my power. And with the help of the club, which has made it easier for me to recover 100% and feel the same Moussa I did years ago, ”continues Diagné, who had a scare in preseason with a calf problem: “You wonder what happens, but it is normal because the body tells you not to force so much.” The African always had the support of his people in this difficult process: “What helps is the family, the people around you. They were day by day. I have never felt alone ”.

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The center He arrived in 2017 from Barcelona to fall in love and stay forever in the Principality. He is the franchise player, a whirlwind in the area that before the COVID stoppage (and of all its evils) reaped the best numbers of his career: 11.5 points and 16 average valuation. And in Andorra they wanted to confidently return so much love and good play, despite his eternal problems: renewal in May 2021 for one more year. “He is a player highly valued and loved by our fans. who has gone through difficult times in recent times. For us it is exciting that you have wanted to continue one more season”, Said Francesc Solana, general manager of the club. “Continuity here means a lot to me. It is a noble gesture on the part of the club. I appreciate it so much. Now it’s time to return the hope and confidence that they have given me ”, underlines Diagné, a man who has found his way out of the desert.

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“You have to kill Madrid 100 times because it always comes back. They have a competitive spirit that is brutal. Champion’s spirit ”, the praise goes to Ibon Navarro, MoraBanc Andorra coach, who faces the Whites tonight (9:30 pm, #Come on). In addition to Diagne, who already played against Betis, Jelínek is back today. Llovet and Tyson Pérez are low. In the Real, Laso recovers Rudy Fernández, after the knee sprain from the Super Cup, but not Abalde, who has stayed in Madrid in the final phase of his muscle injury. Juan Núñez and Vukcevic have traveled.

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