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Anton Gavel out for four weeks

Anton Gavel picked up an injury in Sunday’s defeat to ALBA in Berlin (83-80). After examination from Club Doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt and Team Doctor Jochen Hahne, Gavel was diagnosed with a knee injury, the 30-year-old Guard will be out of action for up to four weeks.

Nihad Djedovic’s condition remains unknown. The Bosnian international fell during the fourth quarter and appeared to pick up a groin injury. A full diagnosis of the injury to Bayern’s top-scorer will be established by Tuesday morning at the latest.

“I’ve never known a situation quite like it. So many players are out either injured or ill,” explained Marko Pesic, who spent Monday with the players in the doctor’s surgery. FCBB’s CEO added: “I have a lot of respect for the boys. We almost won the game in Berlin. They put in a huge performance. At the end of the game we didn’t have many players available and that made it difficult for us. We need our incredible supporters more than ever at the moment: We hope they are out in force for our upcoming home games against Fenerbahce and Oldenburg. We achieved highly despite injury problems last year, so here’s hoping to more of the same.”

Robin Benzing sat out the game in Berlin with a stomach injury. Vasilije Micic sat out the Euroleague clash with Turow with illness and was available for minimal duty in the capital, as was Dusko Savanovic and Lucca Staiger. Bryce Taylor and Paul Zipser are yet to return to training but it is hoped that there will be positive news for the pair in coming days.

Bayern have two home games in the Audi Dome this week: On Tuesday (13th November, 20:15 CET) they host Turkish side Fenerbahce in the Euroleague. Three days later (Sunday, 16th November, 17:00 CET) EWE Baskets Oldenburg visit the Dome. 

UPCOMING GAMES:

Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Regular Season, Round 5:
Thursday, 13th November, 20:15 CET, Audi Dome
FC Bayern Basketball - Fenerbahce Istanbul

Beko BBL, Gameday 9:
Sunday, 16th November, 17:00 CET, Audi Dome
FC Bayern Basketball – EWE Baskets Oldenburg

Turkish Airline Euroleague, Regular Season, Round 6:
Thursday, 20th November, 20:15 CET, Audi Dome
FC Bayern Basketball - FC Barcelona

Beko BBL, Gameday 10:
Sunday, 23rd November, 15:00 CET, in Crailsheim
Crailsheim Merlins - FC Bayern Basketball