After signing Kostas Antetokounmpo for the rest of the season earlier on Monday, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul has announced that after the team's next game on Thursday, another center, Tonye Jekiri, will undergo surgery and miss up to two months of action. Jekiri, who is averaging 5.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 13:25 minutes per game, has been playing with groin pain and following conservative treatment, the club said. But it has been decided that he should have surgery after Fenerbahce hosts Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade on Thursday. His recovery period is estimated at eight weeks.
Jekiri has been sharing center duties with Devin Booker while regular starter Johnathan Motely has been sidelined with a calf injury.
In other injury news, former EuroLeague MVP Nemanja Bjelica, whose own calf injury has kept him off the court since he returned to Fenerbahce over the summer, is expected to join practices after the turn of the new year, the club announced.