The Palau bid the madridista farewell to applause after suffering a spectacular injury to his left knee. 18 months ago he broke his Achilles tendon in Piraeus and was unemployed for almost a year.
There are times when sportsmanship is far above rivalry. Even in one as entrenched as the one that Bara and Real Madrid have. For this reason, the Palau Blaugrana, despite the fact that the Barcelona fans were then suffering tremendously against the Madrid team, wanted to bid farewell to a Anthony Randolph whose injury, for sure, caused a chill to run down the spine of locals and strangers. His gestures of pain, after trying to steal a ball from Mirotic, were terribly obvious. Hence, the Barça supporters decided to ignore his colors when, supported by two physios from the Madrid team, he was forced to take the path to the changing rooms, knowing that, perhaps, it would be a long time before he could step on a court
We’ll see what it is, but it doesn’t look goodconfess Chus Mateo, Madrid coach due to the forced absence of Pablo Laso, in statements to the channel #Vamos. This time, it was Randolph’s left knee that said enough. On Tuesday the worst omens were confirmed: complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee.
The images captured by television did not exactly invite us to be optimistic. Randolph, truth be told, isn’t having much luck with injuries.
In mid-December 2020, during a game with Olympiacos in the regular phase of the Euroleague, he ruptured the Achilles tendon in his left leg. And, as on this occasion at the Palau, he had to leave the track to go to the changing rooms supported by two members of the Madrid staff. So, after the mandatory step in the operating room, he had to spend almost a year away from the tracks. His return, in fact, did not take place until the beginning of December last year, 351 days after falling in Piraeus and after overcoming a hard and laborious recovery.
In his reappearance with Real Madrid, the American had an outstanding performance in the victory of the white team on the Zaragoza track. Now, he will have to go through that hell again that athletes fear so much, but from which he has already shown that he knew how to come back stronger than before. If Randolph has something, which will be intervened in the next few days, in his favor, it is that in terms of mentality and capacity for sacrifice there is practically no one who can beat him.
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