After surgery, Yago returns to the court in Red Star’s victory


Yago with a protective mask (Photo: Reproduction/ X @kkcrvenazvezda)

Good news for Brazilian basketball. Yago Mateus is back on the court. One of the main names of the Brazilian team has already recovered from a facial injury suffered during a Red Star match in the Euroleague. This Monday (1st), he played a few minutes in the 94-76 victory against SC Derby, from Montenegro, in the ABA League, a regional league in Europe.

On March 14th, In a match against Maccabi in the Euroleague regular season, Yago suffered an elbow to the face during the last quarter and had to leave the court. After imaging tests, a fracture was found in the anterior wall of the frontal sinus. He underwent surgery on site, with a recovery period of between 10 and 15 days..

In this Monday’s match, Yago Mateus was on the court for just over five minutes. He wore a protective mask on his face to protect the surgery site. Despite the little time given in the final stretch of the game, the Brazilian point guard still managed to score 4 points. In the current season, he averages 10.3 points and 4.3 assists per game.

Guaranteed leadership

Red Star’s victory against SC Derby ensured the team leads the ABA League regular season. This is because the duel was valid for the penultimate round of the first phase and the team has 21 wins in 25 games. Second place is Bruno Caboclo’s Partizan, which has 19 wins and can no longer overtake its rival in the table.


The Adriatic region’s basketball league debuted in 2001/2002 with clubs from the former Yugoslavia and later included teams from Czechia, Israel, Hungary and Bulgaria. Yago’s team is the second biggest champion with six titles, behind only arch-rival Partizan. The last time Red Star lifted the tournament trophy happened in the 2021/2022 season.

Journalist from Recife graduated from Faculdade Boa Viagem, passionate about football, athletics, basketball and other sports.


The article is in Portuguese

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