Justiz's bitter farewell: "The doctors told me that the knee was not going to advance"

The basketball player Javier Justiz puts "an end" to his professional career, at only 29 years old, as a result of recurrent knee injuries that have led him to make this decision, although he admits that it is forced by that knee that has weighed him down in his last seasons being center of Basket Zaragoza.

Justiz's bitter farewell: "The doctors told me that the knee was not going to advance"

The basketball player Javier Justiz puts "an end" to his professional career, at only 29 years old, as a result of recurrent knee injuries that have led him to make this decision, although he admits that it is forced by that knee that has weighed him down in his last seasons being center of Basket Zaragoza.

«For my professional career it is an end point. Not for basketball, but as a player. It has been a not so difficult decision because the doctors have already told me that the knee was not going to move forward. It was a decision more of the knee than mine. Many hours were spent and in the end the knee did not advance," Justiz said.

The Cuban center acknowledges that "it still hurts a little" having made this decision.

"I am saying goodbye to the world of basketball, I continue to live as a player now because I will miss him from the summer," he said.

Javier Justiz will face a new stage, another life, but linked to Basket Zaragoza. "I will take coaching courses to improve myself a little more," the man from Santiago de Cuba was honest, who tried unsuccessfully this season "to be the Justiz of two years ago." «I would have liked to be again. Last year we tried and I got there. We went back to work but the knee did not want to respond », he lamented.

"I don't forget my teammates from these seasons. Rodrigo has supported me a lot, Nicolás (Brussino) always tried to lift me up... They were a group that made me feel like family », he said.

Javier Justiz wore the Basket Zaragoza shirt for three seasons, with 83 games played. In the Endesa League he played 69 games with averages of 6.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 0.6 blocks, being his best performance against Barça in a playoff game, with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists to add a PIR of 32.

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