Sasha Vezenkov didn't sustain a season-ending injury, but is still expected to be sidelined for a few days.

Credit: Vangelis Stolis
Credit Vangelis Stolis

Panathinaikos Athens tied the finals series with Olympiacos Piraeus at 1-1 after winning Game 2 67-65 on Wednesday night.

Aleksandr Vezenkov

Aleksandr  Vezenkov
Aleksandr  Vezenkov
MIN: 29.14
PTS: 17.58 (60.2%)
REB: 6.83
As: 1.88
ST: 0.93
BL: 0.25
TO: 1.05
GM: 40

After racking up 14 consecutive victories over the course of 563 days and across different competitions, both domestic and international, the Reds got a taste of their own medicine. 

However, the really worrisome news for Olympiacos wasn't so much the loss itself, but Sasha Vezenkov's injury. A few minutes before the end of the third quarter, the Bulgarian forward landed sloppily after a foul by Lefteris Bochoridis.

Vezenkov was trying to get an offensive rebound but ended up on the floor. When he got up, he was in pain and finally left the court and the arena supported by Michalis Lountzis, Tarik Black, and Olympiacos doctor Theofanis Tsavissis. 

After the end of the game, Bochoridis was visibly upset and went by Olympiacos' locker room to check on the EuroLeague MVP's condition. Bochoridis and Vezenkov were teammates at Aris from 2011 until 2014, when the Greek guard started his first stint with PAO. However, Vezenkov had left to get an MRI.

Credit Vangelis Stolis

The results of the medical tests showed that the player hasn't sustained a serious injury. As the club announced, the 27-year-old has a swollen bone "on the posterior surface of the medial tibial condyle of his right knee."

The injury will definitely keep Vezenkov out of his team's practices for a few days, while his participation in Game 3 is nevertheless considered highly dubious.

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Aleksandr Vezenkov

Aleksandr  Vezenkov
Team: Olympiacos Piraeus
Position: SF, PF
Age: 27
Height: 206 cm
Weight: 102 kg
Birth place: Nicosia, Côte d'Ivoire