By Selcuk Bugra Gokalp
ANKARA (AA) – Istanbul basketball team Fenerbahce Beko has been rocked by injuries to two of its regulars, French guard Nando De Colo and Czech center Jan Vesely.
The team said in a statement on Friday that both players were seen by doctors in France after De Colo sustained a fracture in the second metatarsal of his left hand, while Vesely was diagnosed with a ligament injury for a right ankle sprain.
The Yellow Canaries were both injured during a Thursday night Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 17 game against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in France.
Fenerbahce Beko lost 84-82 loss at Astroballe in the city of Lyon.
The injured players' treatment will continue in Istanbul after further exams.
De Colo – a Fenerbahce Beko guard since 2019 – averaged 12.1 points and 4 assists per game this season in the EuroLeague campaign.
He helped CSKA Moscow win the 2016 and 2019 EuroLeague titles.
De Colo, 34, was also honored with 2016 EuroLeague Final Four MVP (most valuable player) and 2016 EuroLeague MVP awards.
Vesely, who joined the Turkish team in 2014, scored 13.4 points and took 5.9 rebounds per game this season.
The 31-year-old Czech player helped Fenerbahce win the 2017 EuroLeague, the club's first-ever European title.
In addition, Vesely was named the 2019 EuroLeague MVP.