Evan Fournier was traded from the Orlando Magic to the Boston Celtics in March. But the guard is yet to find his feet at his new club. After missing 9 games due to COVID-19, Fournier has clearly struggled to make an impact.
In his first week back, he has scored a total of 23 points on 8-for-37 shooting and missed 17 of his 21 3-point attempts, with nine assists and eight turnovers in 130 minutes. But after scoring 21 points against the Trail Blazers, things are looking better.
While Fournier’s performance against Portland might have looked like a breakthrough, he still has a long way to go. After averaging 19.7 points in his 26 games with Magic, he will be hoping to replicate his form in Boston.
When asked about his health after the 129-119 loss to Portland, the Frenchman said, “I’ve been feeling really weird, to be honest. I feel like I have a concussion. I feel a little better, but it feels like everything is going too fast. There is a struggle to focus and my depth perception is really bad.”
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Fournier also said its “heartbreaking” that he’s in a playoff contender team and feels like this.
Evan Fournier continues to suffer from the after effects of COVID-19
About 10% of people experience long-term health issues from COVID as they recover from the virus. So it is not surprising to see the 28-year-old suffering from its after effects.
This is the first time in his career, Fournier has the opportunity to make a really deep run into the playoffs. When he first arrived at the TD Garden, the expectations and ambitions were really high. So, it is good to see the Celtics star trying to get back into shape as fast as he can, both physically and mentally.
But there is only so much he can do to speed up his recovery. In the meantime, Boston fans will hope that Fournier will be able to find his form as we get closer to the playoffs.
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