It was the first southwest derby in the 3rd league, in which Spalvis on the 5th matchday of the 2018/19 season in the home game against Karlsruhe SC has drawn its fatal injury in the knee. After initially talked about a muscle injury, followed further investigations – in the end a complicated cartilage injury has been diagnosed, which has no longer allowed the attacker for over three years no further obligatory performance.
A heavy blow for the national player Lithuania (21 assignments), a great disappointment but also for the FCK, who had actually targeted the fast second league return with Spalvis.
Spalvis came in 2017 from Sporting to the FCK
The euphoria was great when today s 27-year-old in the summer of 2018 could actually convince the walk to the 3rd league ( I am not a guy who quickly gives up in difficult situations ). Finally, Spalvis had been borrowed a year ago by Sporting Lisbon to the Palatinate, where he completed 24 second league missions (five goals). For Sporting, he had never raised in a mandatory game, even because he had braked him a serious injury after that at that time (cruciate ligament tear). But because he once worried as a scorer s king in Denmark (18 goals for Aalborg BK) for a sensation, responsible and fans of the FCC associated with the descent from the 2nd league of great hopes with Lithuania s footballer of the year 2015.
However, these should not fulfill themselves because of the serious injury. Spalvis, who grew up in Switzerland and played in his junior time at the Sc Freiburg, was officially belonging to the squad of the Palatine in recent seasons, but did not return to the lawn. After participating in April 2021 again on training sessions of the first team, speculation had emerged about a comeback attempt. These are finally from the table with the contract resolution.