Yet another Greek team player has been diagnosed with swine flu, this time it is Nikola Pekovic of Panathinaikos.
Nikola Pekovic hadn't trained during the last two days because he wasn't feeling well two days ago and yesterday he was diagnosed with a simple cold and was told to rest, but after further testing he was diagnosed with the new H1N1 virus, or as it is widely known "swine flu".
He is not the first player to have been infected in Athens as both other Greek Euroleague club players have been also diagnosed with it. From Olympiacos it was Sofocles Schortsianitis, Kostas Papanikolaou and Josh Childress is still recovering while Maroussi was also hit when Michalis Pelekanos and Kostas Kaimakoglou were sidelined for more than week with the swine flu.
As a result Pekovic will definitely miss Panathinaikos game against Panellinios (Greek Cup), Oldenburg (Euroleague) and Maroussi (Greek A1) and will be ready just in time for the big clash of the giants on November 29th, Olympiacos-Panathinaikos.