|VICI Aistes will greatly miss the influential Ausra Bimbaite while she is out through injury|
VICI Aistes have announced that shooting guard Ausra Bimbaite will have a knee operation on Tuesday after getting hurt in last week's home triumph over Halcon Avenida.
The 28-year-old suffered damage to her meniscus in the second half of the 80-77 win - an upset that kept the club's hopes of advancing to the play-offs alive.
Bimbaite is a very important player for VICI Aistes.
She is averaging 15.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in the EuroLeague Women.
The 1.79m sharpshooter is also seventh in the competition in steals with an average of 2.3 per game.
VICI Aistes host Galatasaray this week.
The Turkish club will enter the contest on a high after upsetting Sparta&K Moscow Region last week in Istanbul.