Turkish Airlines EuroLeague defending champion CSKA Moscow announced on Thursday that superstar guard Nando De Colo will miss “several games” with a thigh injury.

De Colo, the reigning EuroLeague MVP, suffered the injury to his left thigh late in CSKA’s road loss on Wednesday to Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul. It was CSKA’s first defeat in the EuroLeague season, although the team remains in first place with a 5-1 record.

Upon return to Moscow today, the injury was confirmed and club doctors prescribed “conservative therapy”. Just as last season, De Colo has been a driving force during CSKA’s hot start. He is ranked second in both scoring, with 21 points per game, and performance index rating, with 23.6 on average, among all EuroLeague players.