Another frontcourt injury challenges Virtus Segafredo Bologna as Jordan Mickey is sidelined at least two weeks.
Virtus's Jordan Mickey out mid-term with ankle injury
Virtus on Monday announced that big man Jordan Mickey will be out mid-term with an ankle injury. Mickey sprained his right ankle in a domestic game on Saturday. The club said he will be reevaluated in two or three weeks, meaning that a key piece of the Virtus frontcourt will not only miss the double-round week that starts Tuesday with the Italian Derby, but at least one more Turkish Airlines EuroLeague game beyond that. Virtus had already been without power forward Achille Polonara since Round 1, after he was discovered to have a testicular tumor that required surgery and chemotherapy treatments.
Mickey has been leading Virtus in total rebounds, with 5.3 per game, and in blocks, with 1.0 on average. He was also scoring 11.4 points per game, third-best on the team. He has been an experienced force off the bench through seven games behind veteran Bryant Dunston as Virtus staked a claim near the top of the standings with a 5-2 record.