Zalgiris loses Birutis for rest of season

Feb 14, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Zalgiris loses Birutis for rest of season

Zalgiris Kaunas big man Laurynas Birutis will be missing the rest of his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season after undergoing knee surgery, the club announced on Thursday. Birutis (2.13 meters, 21 years old) had been playing with ailments all season long, therefore a decision was taken to address the consequences of a previous injury of his. He averaged 2.7 points in almost 7 minutes on court in 17 appearances in this, his rookie EuroLeague season. Just this week, Birutis helped the Lithuanian champions make it to the Final Four of the Lithuanian Cup, and also averaged 7.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15 minutes per game in the Lithuanian League, of which he was the MVP last season.