- Aug 19, 2022
The timeline for Tavares' return to the court will depend on how his ankle responds to treatment and heals over time. Real Madrid is taking a cautious approach to his recovery and will not rush his comeback.
Real Madrid has a demanding schedule ahead, with two home games against Baskonia and Valencia, followed by a trip to Istanbul to play against Efes and then hosting Olimpia Milan the following week.
Tavares is a vital player for Real Madrid, ranking as a top shot-blocker and holding the third-highest rebounding average and 9th-best performance index rating in the EuroLeague. In less than 25 minutes of play, he averages 10.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 2.4 blocks, making him a two-time EuroLeague best defensive player of the year.
Despite the injury scare, Real Madrid currently leads the EuroLeague standings with 18 wins in 25 games.