Nico Mannion’s Viral Sickness Forces Him to Miss the Start of Virtus Season

Nico Mannion's Viral Sickness to Force Him to Miss the Start of Virtus Season

Nico Mannion’s viral sickness (losing a lot of weight) triggered by intestinal infection during his time in Tokyo at the Summer Olympics will force him to miss the start of Virtus season.

Nico Mannion, an ex-Arizona point guard, is recuperating from an intestinal infection that has stalled his debut with Virtus Bologna in Italy.

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Nico Mannion’s Sickness is Alarming Fans After He Lost a Ton of Weight

Nico Mannion departed the Golden State Warriors in August to join Virtus, but he was unable to participate in preseason training due to a stomach illness.

As per Euro Hoops, Virtus head coach Sergio Scariolo said:

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Mannion won’t be there at the start of the championship and so we need a player to avoid putting ‘squeezing’ the others.

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He added,

We are looking on the market for an element to be included, a point guard who can also remain in the future. Because of that we focus on young people who can give something important, rather than a veteran addition.

There isn’t much information on the player’s sickness. Weight & Skin reports Nico Mannion’s scary weight loss following Intestinal Virus Infection shocked the fans!

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As tweeted above, a picture from Virtus’ game a few days ago seemingly shows a significantly underweight Mannion observing warmups courtside.

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