Luke Fischer, the Armenian center of Betis Baloncesto, will be absent for the game with which the Verdiblanco team, third from last in the Endesa League, will close the first round on Saturday at the Lenovo Tenerife pitch due to a fractured finger on his left hand .
The basketball player of American origin suffers, according to a medical report released by the club on Thursday, “a rupture of the proximal interphalangeal volar plate of the fifth finger of his left hand” that occurred “during a training session” on Wednesday. “His return to the slopes will depend on the evolution of his recovery,” concludes the brief statement.
Luke Fischer, 28 years old and 2.11 meters tall, signed for Betis two weeks ago to replace the Congolese center Yannick Nzosa, injured until the end of the season, and in his two games with the Verdiblanca shirt he has averaged 3 points and 1 .5 rebounds in almost 12 minutes on the court.
Fischer’s absence in Tenerife will further reduce the rotation of Luis Casimiro’s trained team, who has faced the last games with ten players and who this week has signed the Dominican power forward José Miguel ‘Tyson’ Pérez but has transferred Valencia to the top scorer in the ACB, point guard Shannon Evans.
Luis Casimiro, Betico coach, will have Tyson Pérez and eight other players for that match: point guards Aleksandr Cvetkovic and Pepe Pozas; forwards Pablo Almazán, BJ Johnson and Dairis Bertans; and the interiors Volodymyr Gerun, Amar Sylla and Giorgos Tsalmpouris.