Bilbao's Andrew Goudelock suffers serious injury, might miss the entire season

2022-08-29 14:52

Andrew Goudelock was injured during a Bilbao Basket pre-season friendly game and will be out for at least six months.

Credit: Edu Del Fresno/ZUMA Press Wire
Credit Edu Del Fresno/ZUMA Press Wire

Bad news for Surne Bilbao Basket. The Spanish side's star layer, Andrew Goudelock, has been injured and will be out for several months.

The injury occurred in the pre-season friendly match that the Basque team played last Saturday in Laredo, against Porto, and the medical tests the player underwent confirm the fears of a serious knee injury. Goudelock has suffered an almost complete rupture of the patellar tendon in his left knee.

Despite the fact that the official statement does not establish a specific timeframe, it is one of the most complicated injuries for an athlete, and the recovery time is usually a minimum of six months.

Andrew Goudelock

Andrew  Goudelock
Position: PG, SG
Age: 33
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 91 kg
Birth place: Stone Mountain, United States of America

Goudelock, 33, was facing his second season with Bilbao. He averaged 14.3 points on 38.5% from behind the arc and 88.7% free-throw shooting over 30 games last year.

Now, with the loss of the former NBA and EuroLeague guard, the Basques will have to go to the market to find a replacement.

Per the club's announcement:

"We could publish a standard medical part, but today it’s not like that. After the tests carried out on the player, it is confirmed that he suffers a long-term injury with a ruptured patellar tendon in his left leg.

We know how excited Drew was about the challenge of his second season in Bilbao and his work during this summer and his training discipline proved it. Now, it is time to support him in this bitter pill.

His winning mentality and his love for basketball are going to be helpful in the recovery process. It is time for you not to feel alone, because we are with you.

We love you, Drew."


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