Arrived this summer at Zalgiris Kaunas, Joffrey Lauvergne finds himself temporarily on the sidelines. The strong French international winger of just 29 years old has indeed tested positive for covid-19. “Zalgiris made the trip to Moscow for their second Euroleague match without Joffrey Lauvergne, one of whose covid-19 tests was positive,” writes the Lithuanian club in a statement. Players and staff are often tested. Tests were carried out before and after the trip to Greece (where Kaunas went to beat Olympiacos last week, editor’s note) and all the results were negative. With the match against Moscow approaching, further tests were carried out on Wednesday. Zalgiris was told they were negative Thursday morning. However, just before leaving Lithuania, another report was received claiming there was an error in the Lauvergne test, which was in fact positive. Lauvergne was immediately isolated from the rest of the team and all health measures were taken. Further tests were carried out on the rest of the team and the staff, and the results were negative for everyone. Lauvergne will be tested again on Friday. He doesn’t feel any symptoms and has isolated himself at home. He was replaced by Marek Blazevic in the group. The team and the staff will be tested again on their return from the road trip. “
13 points for his first game
During the match between Olympiacos and Kaunas last week, Joffrey Lauvergne, holder, scored 13 points (5 of 7 on shots) and took 3 rebounds. A good start for the one who had spent the last two seasons in the jersey of Fenerbahçe, after a mixed adventure in the NBA.