Credit: Virtus Bologna
Credit Virtus Bologna

Sergio Scariolo, the head coach of Virtus Segafredo Bologna, confirmed to the reporters yesterday after the friendly game against Brindisi that Nico Mannion would be out for a few weeks and would miss the start of the season with the team.

Nico Mannion

Nico  Mannion
Position: SG
Age: 20
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 86 kg
Birth place: Italy

Virtus are already exploring the market in search of another point guard but it won't be a quick fix. Scariolo is looking for a young player who might stick with the team in the long run as well.

"Mannion will be out for several weeks and he won't be ready to start the season. We're looking for a point guard on the market who could stay with us for the future too. We're not looking for a veteran, we'd like to add a young player who might give us something important right away," Scariolo said after the game. 

Mannion, one of the main additions of the summer for Virtus, is dealing with an intestinal infection that debilitated him a lot right after the Olympics Game in Tokyo. There's not a clear timetable for his return but he's definitely going to miss the start of the season. 

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