Injuries continue to punish Aguada mercilessly in the 2021-2022 Uruguayan Basketball League. After suffering the definitive losses of Mathías Calfani and the Argentine Marcos Mata, the water carrier was now left without his American point guard Tyreek Duren.
A plantar fasciitis added to a fracture in one of the bones of the foot, left Duren unable to continue playing the semifinal series against Peñarol that this Tuesday, at 9:15 p.m., will have the dispute of his third point in the Palacio Peñarol.
The aurinegros win 2-0 and have three games to settle the key and get into their first League final.
Aguada explained that the player suffers from plantar fasciitis that was generated in the second match against Goes and that with the succession of matches it became inflamed and aggravated.
By regulation, the teams are unable to make changes to their unnamed chips after the quarterfinals. Only a medical board can enable the change if an injury is found that makes it impossible for a player to not be able to play for a period of more than 15 days.
Tyreek Duren was traded at Aguada
the doctor Julio López, specialist in lower extremity injuries, He was the one who analyzed the player and the studies that were presented to him. Aguada, who had already confirmed plantar fasciitis through an ultrasound, also practiced on the player an MRI that also revealed a fracture in one of the foot bones. These tests plus the clinical analysis carried out by the professional justified the change.
Duren was the best player of Aguada in the quarterfinal series against Goes where he scored 21, 25, 27, 13 and 18 points. The water carrier managed to win overtime in the fifth game to take the series 3-2.
Against Peñarol, his physical condition and his performance dropped noticeably. In the first game he played 15 minutes and scored three points. In the second, last Friday at the Aguada court, he spent 23 minutes on the field without scoring. Against Goes, the game that had less action, he played 28 minutes.
Two infiltrated players
In addition to all the setbacks that Aguada has had this season, including the recent death of its president Alejandro Mazzeotwo of the pillars that the team has are playing in very diminished physical conditions.
García Morales is playing infiltrated the series
These are Leandro García Morales and Al Thornton. Both played undercover in Friday’s game against Peñarol.
Argentine the replacement
Sebastián Vega, Argentine 2.00 meter forward from Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia, has already arrived in Uruguay as a replacement for Duren.
That will lead Nicolás Casalánguida to a change of strategy for the remainder of the series since the positions of both players are different.
The player is already in Uruguay, he will train this Monday night and on Tuesday he will be available for the third match.
Vega is 33 years old, he is from Entre Ríos and played in Peñarol de Mar del Plata, Boca Juniors, Quimsa and Libertad de Sunchales, before doing so in Gimnasia de Comodoro Rivadavia.
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Medical Board approved the replacement of Tyreek Duren in Aguada