When a basketball player is indispensable at the Fraport Skyliners, it is Quantez Robertson. The 36-year-old captain and all-rounder is a frequent player, champion and points guarantee in one. In the four Bundesliga matches this season, the American has an average of 17.5 points, no other player is more successful than him. With a playing time of 30 minutes per game, the club’s identification figure is also the busiest professional.
But Robertson of all people will be out on this Sunday (3 p.m. at MagentaSport) in the home game against Euroleague participant Bayern Munich. In a quick attack in the away game against Bonn (76:86), the builder and winger was twisted. Robertson had to be carried off the field by his teammates and is now likely to be out after two to four weeks. “We have to accept that we have injured players and not complain about them,” said coach Diego Ocampo.
For the Skyliners, who are bottom of the table with 0: 8 points, the absence of their most important player is unusual. In the past three seasons Robertson played all competitive games, a total of 99. The longest-serving Frankfurt professional, who has been under contract at the Main since 2009, is the guarantee for personal continuity and stability.
The Hessians currently need him more than ever because they have no other strong leader in their ranks. Playmaker Donovan Donaldson only has 5.8 points per game. National player Lukas Wank (2.5 points per game) has not been able to meet expectations either. “We will sign at least one player. The sporting management is currently looking for a development player at full speed, ”says FAS managing director Gunnar Wöbke