Bilbao “Surne” already ended the first control match on a very sad note – he suffered an injury Andrew Goudelock.
After more detailed tests, it turned out that he almost completely ruptured the patellar tendon of his left knee and the American is waiting for a long treatment.
No nos sale un parte médico al uso. Our MIB @AndrewGoudeloc3 sufre una rotura del tendon rotuliano de su rodilla izquierda
Es momento de que no te sientas solo, porque estamos contigo, Te queremos, Drew
We love you Drew 💪🏻
ZUREKIN CAUGHT 🖤
— Surne Bilbao Basket 😎 (@bilbaobasket) August 29, 2022
The rehabilitation could take anywhere from a few months to a full season, but it’s almost certain that a club that has lost its top scorer will be looking for a replacement.
The 33-year-old, 191 cm tall defender collected 14.3 points (39 percent three-pointers), 1.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 10.3 assists in 24 minutes last season in Spain.
A. Goudelock was the offensive leader of “Surne” last season, dragging them towards the playoffs and allowing them to share 9-11 places in the Spanish championship.
The American, who has experience in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Euroleague, joined Vilnius “Ryto” in 2020, and moved to Bilbao specifically from Lithuania.
“Surne” broke Porto “Porto” in a match marked by injury 82:79. A. Goudelockas played just 9 minutes before getting injured. Nikola Radičevičius, who left “Lietkabel” in Panevėžys, scored 8 points and 9 assists for the winners.
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