Thursday, November 23, 2017

UMMC Yekaterinburg loses Jēkabsone-Žogota

UMMC Yekaterinburg has lost starting shooting guard Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.

Jēkabsone-Žogota has a torn ACL that will require surgery, LoveWomensBasketball.com reports.

The injury occurred during the fist quarter of UMMC’s game against Ros Casares. When Jēkabsone-Žogota was removed from the game, she had scored nine of UMCC’s 15 points. UMMC went on to lose the game by a score of 81 to 63.

UMCC has the option to get Hana Horakova back from Kosice to replace Jēkabsone-Žogota, per their agreement with the team. Horakova, however, would not be able to take part in the first round of playoffs if the two teams play against each other.

Jēkabsone-Žogota’s injury is part of a rash of ACL injuries that plague EuroLeague Women. Both Alba Torrens and Gülşah Gümüşay, stars for Galatasaray, have been sidelined with knee injuries, according to LoveWomensBasketball.com.

Jēkabsone-Žogota will have surgery in Germany. The recovery time is expected to be six months.