Barcelona center Lawal has knee surgery at Olympics

Aug 10, 2016 by Euroleague.net Print
Barcelona center Lawal has knee surgery at Olympics
FC Barcelona center Shane Lawal underwent knee surgery at the referral hospital for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after suffering a rupture of the patellar tendon in his left knee while playing for Nigeria at the Olympic Games. He will travel to Barcelona to begin his rehabilitation under the watch of the club’s medical staff. No timetable has been set for his recovery. Lawal suffered the injury on Sunday in Nigeria’s opening game at the Olympics against Argentina. He averaged 5.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in 17 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games last season in an injury-shortened campaign for Barcelona.