Pablo Laso is recovering from a heart attack he suffered last week, but could return to Real Madrid’s bench sooner than expected.
The head coach of the “Whites” took to Twitter and announced he will not be at “Palau Blaugrana” for Game 1 vs Barcelona on Monday night.
Gracias por los miles de mensajes que me habéis hecho llegar.
Imposible responderos a todos, millones de gracias.
Estoy muy bien, ya entrenando, aunque hoy no estaré presente en el Palau. pic.twitter.com/oVFQmWMnNU
— Pablo Laso (@pablolaso) June 13, 2022
For his part, Real Madrid’s interim coach and Laso’s assistant, Chus Mateo, didn’t rule out the possibility of Laso returning during the series.
“The most important thing is that Pablo is feeling well. He will certainly continue to coach our team. We feel happy about him being healthy.
Are we going to compete without Pablo (in Game 1)? Yes, but we need to play basketball and find a way to win,” Mateo told media pregame.
The medical staff of Real Madrid will decide whether Pablo Laso will be cleared to return to the bench in the ACB Finals.
Games 1 and 2 will be played in Barcelona’s home court on Monday and Wednesday before the series shifts to Wizink Center for Game 3 on Friday.
🏀 Previa 1er partido playoff final.
💬 @MateoChus da las claves para lograr el triunfo en el arranque de la serie. #HalaMadrid | #PlayoffLigaEndesa pic.twitter.com/sb3dL63anp
— Real Madrid Basket (@RMBaloncesto) June 12, 2022