The coronavirus once again undermines Real Madrid basketball, which this Friday hosts Baskonia (8:45 p.m., Dazn) 22 days after its last game in the Euroleague, which it played on December 23 against CSKA Moscow with only six first-team players in the midst of an outbreak of the disease. After 10 players contracted COVID-10 in the last month, since December 14, when Heurtel, along with Laso, was the first affected, the white team seemed to have returned to normal. But On January 7, the positive of Vukcevic was announced, on Thursday the 13th that of Rudy Fernández and this Friday that of Edy Tavares. In total, 13 cases, only among the players. In the last month, only Williams-Goss, Abalde and Thompkins have been spared from contagion, which has yet to reappear eight months after undergoing knee arthroscopy.

The affected players in the last four weeks have been, and in this order: Heurtel, Causeur, Poirier, Randolph, Yabusele, Juan Núñez, Hanga, Llull, Taylor, Alocén, Vukcevic, Rudy and now Tavares. These last two could arrive in time to play the duel against Barça in the Endesa League on Sunday 21, within nine days, but for this they must be fully restored. The rest of the squad is at Laso’s disposal.

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