Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

AEK Athens officially informed that Braian Angola is out of action due to a health problem.

3-pointers this season

Points made: 8,7
Accuracy: 30,8%
Place in standings: 21
Record max: 14
Record min: 6
Most made 3FGs: Quino Colom

As reports, the first diagnosis indicates myocarditis. The Colombian swingman is expected to be sidelined for a long time.

The 27-year-old was among the AEK players, who were infected with COVID in the last few days. The player will undergo another cardiological check-up in the coming days. His condition seems to be common among athletes who have suffered from coronavirus, which is why they undergo heart tests.

Nikos Spanos, his agent, wrote on a Twitter post that Angola is indeed dealing with inflammation due to COVID complications but clarified that his client is not facing any heart problems.

"Angola of AEK Athens is not dealing with any heart problems. The inflammation has simply not yet been absorbed, which is common in covid cases and once it's gone, he will be ready. Everything else that has been written is misinformative and disrespectful".

Angola's other agent, Ugur Turker, wrote that the Colombian guard-forward "does not have any kind of heart condition."

"The inflammation from Covid, which is very usual, is not yet fully absorbed, and he has to remain out until it's absorbed and returns to normal. Nothing more than a leftover from Covid," he concluded.

Angola himself decided to clear things up a few hours after the news on his health condition came out.

"I thank everyone for their messages, appreciate you all.

I just want to clear up that I do not have any kind of heart condition. It's inflammation from COVID. Nothing major, which is very usual. I will have to remain out until it's absorbed and returns to normal.

Nothing more than a leftover from COVID. Just want to ask you to please respect my privacy. With the prayers and the help of the Lord, I will be back stronger than ever," he wrote on Twitter.

Braian Angola is the key part of AEK Athens, averaging 14.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 8 Greek Basket League matches.

He registered 15.2 points, 4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 14.8 EFF over 5 BCL duels.

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv were also interested in Braian Angola but the offer they made to AEK (€100,000) was deemed too low.

AEK Athens have already suffered terrible news this season, as Stevan Jelovac died at 32.

Jelovac felt unwell during AEK's training session on November 14 and was transferred to the hospital.

The 32-year-old Serbian forward had strong malaise and fainting tendencies during the practice, where he suffered a stroke from which he never recovered.

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Braian Angola

Braian  Angola
Team: AEK Athens
Position: SG
Age: 27
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 88 kg
Birth place: Colombia