Zalgiris forward Klimavicius out with torn ACL

Oct 03, 2012 by Euroleague.net Print
Zalgiris forward Klimavicius out with torn ACL
Tadas Klimavicius - Zalgiris KaunasZalgiris Kaunas's frontline suffered another blow Tuesday night when Tadas Klimavicius left a Lithuanian league game with a knee injury. On Wednesday the worst was confirmed when team doctors found a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the player’s right leg. He is expected to undergo surgery in the coming days. The anticipated recovery time is six months. Klimavicius has played all five of his Euroleague seasons so far with his hometown team, Zalgiris. Last season he averaged 2.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games. Klimavicius joins center Robertas Javtokas, who will miss the entire regular season after foot surgery, on the sidelines.