Ekpe Udoh was seriously injured because of an advertising sticker
Ekpe Udoh, a former center for several NBA clubs, seriously injured his knee in the Italian Super Bowl quarterfinals when he slipped on an advertising sticker placed on the court.
The 34-year-old plays for Virtus. He was injured during a game against Tortona. He was carried off the court on a stretcher.
Virtus head coach Sergio Scariolo criticized the sticker situation after the game. “The thing that bothers me the most is Yudo’s injury. It looks like it’s bad out there, and that’s the center that our game is built around. The sticker story on the floor is something to think about.”
“This is a very serious injury for a player and a serious loss for the team. I hope it helps make it clear that we need to pay close attention to these things. There are no such stickers in the NBA,” Scariolo added.
Yudo, 34, was selected in the 2010 NBA draft with the sixth overall pick. He has played in the league for Golden State, Milwaukee, the Clippers and Utah. With Fenerbahce Turkey, Yudo became the 2017 Euroleague champion and was also named the tournament’s Final Four MVP that season.