An already threadbare Latvian frontcourt has been left decimated after it was revealed Sabine Niedola will be out of action for six months with a torn ACL.
There was silverware handed out right across Europe in a decisive weekend of action.
EuroBasket Women 2011 MVP Elena Danilochkina won't be suiting up for Russia when they attempt to defend their crown this summer, whilst an injury to Aija Putnina has left an already weakened Latvia reeling.
Former FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year Anete Jekabsone has spoken of her regret and sadness after finally admitting her glittering national team career with Latvia is officially over.
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