The ball is, more than ever, in AJ Slaughter’s court. Since yesterday, the North American escort with a Polish passport has had the approval of Granca’s medical services to play with a protective mask tomorrow (7:45 p.m., Movistar Deportes) in the Canarian derby against Lenovo Tenerife.
ORA fortuitous elbow from his partner Dylan Ennis, last Saturday During the last training session prior to the clash with Barça, he forced the player to undergo an emergency operation on the bones of his nose at a hospital in Barcelona, a surgical operation that, in addition to ruling him out to play against the Catalans and in the Wednesday’s Eurocup clash against Buducnost, seriously questioned his participation against the team from Tenerife.
Víctor García, assistant to coach Porfi Fisac, already hinted in the run-up to the continental match that the decision to return sooner or later to team dynamics with the rest of the group would depend on the player himself, once the healing of the intervention allowed to play with a mask.
After undergoing several tests with Granca’s medical services, the diagnosis has turned out to be favorable for the player to be considered fit as long as he decides to assume the inherent risk of suffering a relapse in case of receiving any type of blow in the operated area during the game, although playing with the mask can help protect you.
Olek Balcerowski’s ankle sprain in the Eurocup duel remains a scare
The recent arrival of Kenny Chery to the Island gives Porfi Fisac an additional resource to face an always special match, against the eternal rival, a Lenovo Tenerife that will land at the Arena with the intention of taking advantage of the weaknesses and possible doubts of Gran Canaria , who without Slaughter or the Canadian managed to come out on top last Wednesday of their Eurocup duel against Buducnost (84-64).
The Polish, ready
Regarding the physical state of Olek Balcerowski, that at the end of the game against the Turks he had to be treated for his ankle due to a sprain, everything indicates that the Polish interior will have no problem playing the game against the people from Tenerife.
The homegrown center was once again one of the best players in the Claretian team against a Buducnost that suffered both in his appearances in the paint and for his success from outside the perimeter. Against Barça, last Sunday at the Palau, he was one of the few that could be salvaged from the team and one of those responsible for the make-up on the scoreboard in the last act. The pivot, little by little, is convincing the coach and subtracting minutes on the track from an Ilimane Diop who is not giving the level.