Olympiacos rules 2 players out vs Anadolu Efes – EuroLeague Round 23 injury report

Olympiacos has ruled two key players out for Friday’s home clash with two-time, reigning champions Anadolu Efes at the sold-out Peace and Friendship Stadium.

More specifically, Kostas Sloukas (low back injury) and Alec Peters (ankle sprain) will miss their second straight game, as they were also out on Tuesday’s triumph over Fenerbahce (73-93).

“We are definitely coming off a very good performance, and certainly the two absences we had were important.

The problem is that there are 99% chances we’re going to have these absences in the game against Efes. This means that once again, we will have to do more than what we’re used to in order to win this game,” Giorgos Bartzokas said on Thursday.

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Olympiacos is at the top of the standings with a 15-7 record, while Efes is outside of the playoff zone, at 11-11.

EuroLeague Round 23 tips off on Thursday with three games and will come to an end on Friday with the remaining six.

Here is the full injury report for EuroLeague Round 23:

ALBA Berlin

Marcus Eriksson is out indefinitely due to a leg injury.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Dogus Balbay is out after undergoing surgery on his left hip.

AS Monaco

No injuries to report.

Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Pierria Henry has been suspended and is unavailable until further notice.

Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade

Hassan Martin has been sidelined with a knee injury since Round 13.

Zvezda signed Facu Campazzo, but he has not been registered in the EuroLeague yet.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

Nicolo Melli could miss Round 23, due to muscle fatigue. He didn’t play in Round 22.

Shavon Shields has not played since Round 4 due to a foot injury and won’t return before February.

Kevin Pangos has been out since Round 10 with a knee injury and is not expect back until February.

Tommaso Baldasso is due out until March with a broken hand.

FC Barcelona

Sergi Martinez is out due to a knee injury that required surgery.

FC Bayern Munich

Head coach Andrea Trinchieri  will not be on the bench vs Barcelona, due to a bereavement.

Elias Harris suffered a foot injury in Round 21 that will keep him out several weeks.

Andreas Obst will miss several weeks due to an elbow injury suffered ahead of Round 15.

Vladimir Lucic remains sidelined with an elbow injury.

Zan Sisko has not played since Round 1 and is out indefinitely.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Tonye Jekiri has undergone a groin surgery and is not set to return until March.

Nemanja Bjelica (calf) remains sidelined. He has not played this season.

Tarik Biberovic is out with a hamstring injury until at least early February.

Ismet Akpinar is sidelined with a sprained ankle until late January.

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Joffrey Lauvergne is out indefinitely due to a torn ACL.

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

Austin Hollins is out with a knee injury.

Lorenzo Brown suffered a sprained ankle in Round 20 and will not play this week.

Alex Poythress remains sidelined since Round 11 with a broken hand.

Olympiacos Piraeus

Kostas Sloukas suffered a low back injury in Round 21 and will miss the double-round week.

Alec Peters will also miss the double-round week with an ankle sprain.

Panathinaikos Athens

Mateusz Ponitka (ankle) is out for the double-round week

Eleftherios Mantzoukas hasn’t played since Round 19 and is not expected back for Round 23.

Lefteris Bochoridis last played in Round 12 and will also miss the double-round week

Panathinaikos signed Nikos Pappas, who is not yet registered in the competition.

Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade

Balsa Koprivica has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and is expected to be out indefinitely.

Real Madrid

Carlos Alocen (knee) is out indefinitely.

Alberto Abalde (ankle) missed Rounds 20 and 21 and will miss the double-round week as well.

Anthony Randolph (knee) has not played this season and is out indefinitely.

Valencia Basket

Sam Van Rossom is out indefinitely due to a knee injury.

Martin Hermannsson is out with a knee injury.

Millan Jimenez is sidelined due to an ankle problem.

Jasiel Rivero is due to remain sidelined until mid-February.

Virtus Segafredo Bologna

Semi Ojeleye will be out 4 weeks with a thigh injury.

Awudu Abass, who had been out long-term with a knee injury, was registered for Round 22.

Nicolo Mannion (shoulder) returned to domestic action, but has been not played in the EuroLeague since Round 17.

Iffe Lundberg was not be available for Round 22 and the same could happen for Round 23.

Zalgiris Kaunas

Keenan Evans will miss the rest of the season after suffering an Achilles injury.

Tyler Cavanaugh (back) has been sidelined since Round 14, and will remain out until late April after undergoing back surgery.

Zalgiris will be without Isaiah Taylor for the next few weeks after the guard suffered a hamstring injury.

Liutauras Lelevicius is sidelined with a leg injury.

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