The reigning MVP of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Nikola Mirotic, will miss the start of the season, his club, FC Barcelona, confirmed on Thursday. Mirotic (2.08 meters, 31 years old) suffered an injury to his left Achilles Tendon early in the summer. He has been under treatment all summer and although his progress, according to the club doctors, is promising, he will not be ready for the start of the EuroLeague season, the Spanish SuperCup or the Spanish League. Barcelona has not yet revealed a target date for Mirotic's return to the court and he will remain under the watch of the club's medical staff until he is fit to compete again.
Reigning MVP Mirotic to miss start of the season
Mirotic has been one of the most dominant players in the league and the central piece of the current Barca roster. Last season he averaged 16.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 38 EuroLeague games, all of them as a starter. Aside from earning season MVP honors, he was also included in the All-EuroLeague First team for the second year in a row and was also named monthly MVP for October and December.