According to European media Basketballnews, Latvia’s young defender Zagas suffered a serious injury in a match in the Lithuanian league.
In the last two minutes of extra time, Zagas twisted his knee during a breakthrough and fell to the ground, painfully covering the injured area. A few minutes later, he left the field with the help of the team doctor, and his left leg was unable to withstand the force. Before leaving the field due to injury, Zagas scored 21 points after playing for 22 minutes. According to reports, Zagas is suspected to have been injured in the anterior cruciate ligament.
Zagas represented the Latvian men’s basketball team in this year’s World Cup, averaging 12.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 7.4 assists in 25 minutes of play. He has a three-point shooting percentage of 41.7% and has been selected as a second team member for the World Cup. Zagas also contributed 17 assists in the game against the Lithuanian men’s basketball team, breaking the single assist record held by Kukoch. The Latvian men’s basketball team ultimately finished fifth in the World Cup.
Zagas signed a three-year contract with Fenerbahce with outstanding performance and then loaned to Lithuanian club BC Wolves.