Nikola Mirotic will be not available for the first part of the season, the FC Barcelona announced earlier today.
Mirotic is still recovering from an Achilles tendon injury in his left foot, and he will miss the start of the season.
That means that he will be out for the games in the Liga Endesa Supercopa and the first few games of the ACB League and the EuroLeague.
The ACB begins early in October, while EuroLeague is set to start on October 6.
As FC Barcelona statement reads:
“Power forward Nikola Mirotic is fast recovering from the Achilles tendon injury in his left leg, but will not be ready in time for the Super Cup or the opening Liga Endesa and EuroLeague fixtures.
The FC Barcelona Medical Services are carefully monitoring the Montenegrin’s his progress to decide when he will be fit to play again.”
Mirotic, who suffered an Achilles injury this summer, will continue his individual training program recovering from the injury setback.
Last season, Mirotic averaged 16.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 20.1 PIR through 38 EuroLeague games.
He was named the EuroLeague MVP for the 2021-22 season, a trophy he earned for the first time in his career.