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R11: Injury Update

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne United:

Owen Odigie - Finger - Fitness Test

Chris Patton - Foot - Fitness Test

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Greg Hire - Calf - 2 Weeks

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

None

R10: Injury Update

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne United:

Chris Patton - Foot - 1 Week

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Greg Hire - Calf - 2 Weeks

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

None

R9 Injuries: Report

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne United:

None

NZ Breakers:

Tom Abercrombie - Quad Tendon - Pending fitness test

Perth Wildcats:

Greg Hire - Calf - 2 Weeks

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

Jahii Carson - Back - Pending

R8 Injuries: Report

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne United:

None

NZ Breakers:

Tom Abercrombie - Quadriceps - 2-4 Weeks

Perth Wildcats:

Greg Hire - Calf - 3 Weeks

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

None

R7: Injury Update

Adelaide 36ers swingman Mitch Creek has recovered quicker than expected and will take the court against the Perth Wildcats tonight.

Creek injured his ankle at training three weeks ago and wasn't expected to return any earlier than Round 9, however got through training this week with minimal pain and got the all-clear from the club doctor.

Tyson Demos did not travel with the Wollongong Hawks last week after completing the final procedure to replace his front tooth, but returns this weekend for their Sunshine Swing.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne United:

None

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Greg Hire - Calf - 3-4 Weeks

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

None

R6: Injury Update

The Adelaide 36ers will welcome back Jamar Wilson after the star import missed last week's game despite travelling with the team. Wilson travelled to Sydney but was ruled out the night before the game due to his hamstring injury.

Mitch Creek is still another four weeks away from returning to the court for Adelaide, but 36ers fans can be optimistic as he was on court throughout the week at training.

 

The Wollongong Hawks will be without guard Tyson Demos on the road in New Zealand as he didn't travel with the team following an operation on his teeth.

 

Adelaide 36ers:

Mitch Creek - Ankle - 4 weeks

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne United:

None

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Greg Hire - Calf - 4 Weeks

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

Tyson Demos - Teeth - 1 Week

R5: Injury Update

The Adelaide 36ers will be awaiting good news ahead of their clash against the Sydney Kings on Sunday. Import guard Jamar Wilson was forced out of action during their last contest against the New Zealand Breakers due to a hamstring injury, but he'll be facing a fitness test prior to Sunday to assess whether or not he can take the court.

Adelaide will remain without Mitch Creek who continues his recovery from an ankle injury. The swingman is expected to miss at least the next four weeks, with injury replacement Richie Edwards filling in during this time.

Adelaide 36ers:

Mitch Creek - Ankle - 4 to 5 weeks

Jamar Wilson - Hamstring - Test

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne United:

None

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Greg Hire - Calf - 4 Weeks

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

None

R4: Injury Update

The Adelaide 36ers have been hit hard by injury going into Round 4 of the 2014/15 season, with young forward Mitch Creek expected to miss anywhere from four to six weeks of action due to an ankle injury. The 36ers have brought in Richie Edwards as a short-term injury replacement.

Adding to the pain, Adelaide will also be missing star import point guard Jamar Wilson, after he went down with a hamstring injury during rhe 36ers big win over the Wollongong Hawks in Round 3. Wilson is expected to miss up to two weeks.

While not injured, Nate Tomlinson will not be suiting up for Melbourne United with the birth of his daughter expected to take place over the weekend. 

The Sydney Kings will be without star forward Josh Childress after he was handed a suspension by the NBL Tribunal. In his place, development player Madol Chol will travel with the Kings on the road to Cairns.

 

Adelaide 36ers:

Mitch Creek - Ankle - 4 to 6 weeks

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne United:

None

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Greg Hire - Calf -  5 Weeks

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

None

R3: Injury Update

The biggest injury news for Round #3 comes out of Adelaide as Mitch Creek has been ruled out of the clash against Wollongong with an ankle injury. The severity of the injury is not yet known but there is the chance that Creek could spend further time on the sidelines. 

Jordan McRae will need to pass a fitness test ahead of Melbourne United's game against the Townsville Crocodiles. McRae tweaked his ankle during training this week. Teammate Owen Odigie will also need to pass a test for an injured thigh that kept him out of last week's games.

 

Adelaide 36ers:

Mitch Creek - Ankle - TBC

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne United:

Owen Odigie - Quad - Test

Jordan McRae - Ankle - Test

Matt Hodgson - Knee - 3 Months

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Greg Hire - Calf - 5 Weeks

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

None

R2: Injury Update

The biggest injury news of the week came out of Perth, with the Wildcats losing Greg Hire for what could potentially be six weeks. In his place though, Red Army fans will be able to see Mathiang Muo take the court for the first time in the NBL following his own injury troubles last season.

New Zealand are expecting to have star swingman Tom Abercrombie back on court for their first game at home. Abercrombie was expected to be out until Round 3, but following surgery he has made a speedy recovery. The Breakers also expect Alex Pledger to once again suit up despite a toe injury.

Melbourne will look to bounce back from a disappointing opening game but they'll be without Owen Odigie for the road trip, he has succumbed to a quadricep injury. The good news for the club is that import Stephen Dennis will be back from his knee injury, making his long awaited debut in the NBL.

Larry Davidson remains on the sidelines for the Wollongong Hawks with the knee injury that plagued him during the pre-season, but the club welcomes back Dave Gruber who missed their opening round games due to illness.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne United:

Owen Odigie - Quad - 1 Week

Matt Hodgson - Knee - 3 Months

NZ Breakers:

Tom Abercrombie - Lower Abdominal Hernia - Fitness Test

Perth Wildcats:

Greg Hire - Calf - 6 Weeks

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

Larry Davidson - Knee - 2 Weeks

Wildcat Greg Hire to miss six weeks

Perth Wildcats co vice-captain Greg Hire will miss six weeks of basketball with a calf injury.

Hire sustained the injury at training yesterday morning, and scans have since revealed a tear to his left calf muscle.

Replacing him in the team will be training player Mathiang Muo - pending NBL approval.

Muo was signed by the Wildcats ahead of the 2013/14 season, but suffered an Achilles tendon injury early in the pre-season, ruling him out for the entire year.

The 27-year-old was not re-signed by the club in the recent off-season, but has remained an important part of the playing group and hasn’t missed a training session.

Perth Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson said while it is extremely disappointing to lose a player with as much heart as Greg Hire, he is pleased to be able to give Muo an opportunity.

“Greg (Hire) is a vital cog in our team, and if we didn’t have him on Friday we would have lost by a lot more. His energy and his work ethic and his unselfishness is going to be sorely missed,” said Gleeson.

“The last 16 months have been a roller coaster for Mathiang (Muo), but that’s professional sport and his attitude has been first class.

“He’s been working hard and now he gets his opportunity. Other players will also have to step up with Greg out so it’s exciting to see who takes that opportunity and runs with it.”

Mathiang Muo will be signed as an injury replacement player, and will remain contracted until Greg Hire returns to the court.

The Wildcats expect Muo to make his NBL debut on Friday night at Perth Arena against the Wollongong Hawks. Watch on Channel Ten at 9:30pm everywhere.

Round 1 - Injury Update

It's the first round of the 2014/15 season and while clubs are keen to kick things off with a clean bill of health, this isn't the case for some with some noteworthy absences from lineups. 

The Wollongong Hawks will be lacking some depth up front with veteran big man Larry Davidson ruled out for up to three weeks with a knee injury. While the Hawks are hopeful that he could return within two weeks, they have bolstered their front line with the addition of Luke Nevill. 

Tom Abercrombie won't be suiting up for the New Zealand Breakers in their season opener after undergoing surgery for an abdominal hernia. The athletic swingman is expected to hit the court again closer to Round 3 but stay tuned for further updates.

To make matters worse for the Breakers, big man Alex Pledger is also in doubt with a toe injury. The centre will be a late decision but signs point to him hitting the court albeit in limited minutes. Pledger missed the back end of last season due to injury and was also ruled out of the Tall Blacks' FIBA World Cup campaign.

In what could be a big hit for Melbourne United, import guard Stephen Dennis faces a race against time to be fit for the season opener on Sunday against the Cairns Taipans. Stay tuned for updates closer to Sunday and follow the NBL on Twitter for breaking news. Former St Mary's centre Matt Hodgson who signed on as a Development Player for Melbourne is expected to be out up to three months with a knee injury.

For the defending champion Perth Wildcats only Drake U'u is of concern, with the guard facing a test to see whether or not he is good to go following an ankle injury.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne United:

Stephen Dennis - Knee - Test

Matt Hodgson - Knee - 3 Months

NZ Breakers:

Tom Abercrombie - Lower Abdominal Hernia - 1 to 2 Weeks

Perth Wildcats:

Drake U'u - Ankle - Test

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

Larry Davidson - Knee - 2 to 3 Weeks

Round 23 - Injury Update

In the final round of regular season play there is one notable omission, with Adelaide 36ers guard Adam Gibson set to miss his second straight game after suffering an injury to his foot during the win over the Perth Wildcats in Round 22. 

Gibson didn't suit up against the Sydney Kings on Sunday and won't when Adelaide face Melbourne at home. The captain is expected to return for the 36ers semi-final clash against Melbourne the following week.

The Cairns Taipans will again be without Jamar Wilson for the final round of games with the import guard still suffering from a knee injury. 

Mustapha Farrakhan is a chance to play for the Tigers, although his fitness is expected to be a gametime decision.

Adelaide 36ers:

Adam Gibson - Foot - 1 Week

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Ankle - 2 Weeks

Jamar Wilson - Foot - 1 Week

Melbourne Tigers:

Mustapha Farrakhan - Knee Soreness - Day to day

NZ Breakers:

Alex Pledger - Ankle - Season

Perth Wildcats:

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Ankle - Day to day

Townsville Crocodiles:

Brian Conklin - Hamstring - 1-2 weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

Dominic Cooks - Knee - 2 Weeks

Round 22 - Injury Update

As we move into the penultimate round of the 2013/14 season, injuries are beginning to take their toll on teams. While there is disappointment for some, there is positivity for others, most notably the Wollongong Hawks.

The Hawks have been without import swingman Kevin Tiggs but he looks set to return to the court this weekend after travelling with the team to Townsville. It's still unknown how many minutes he will play coming off his knee injury.

The Perth Wildcats will also take a positive into their much anticipated game against the Adelaide 36ers with backup centre Tom Jervis cleared to play after being in doubt early this week with a back injury.

With the New Zealand Breakers season all but over, centre Alex Pledger will not return from his ankle injury, with replacement Casey Frank seeing out the final two rounds of action.

After the Melbourne Tigers scored two huge wins in Round 21 to secure a finals position, Mustapha Farrakhan will miss their Round 22 with a knee injury.

Finally, the beaten up Townsville Crocs will be without import big man Brian Conklin once again.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Ankle - 2-4 Weeks

Melbourne Tigers:

Mustapha Farrakhan - Knee Soreness - 1 Week

NZ Breakers:

Alex Pledger - Ankle - Season

Perth Wildcats:

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Tom Jervis - Back - Will play

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Ankle - Day to day

Townsville Crocodiles:

Brian Conklin - Hamstring - 2 weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

Dominic Cooks - Knee - 2 Weeks

Kevin Tiggs - Knee (Meniscus) - Returning 

Round 21 - Injury Update

As we head into Round 21 of the season, the Townsville Crocodiles are reeling with star big man Brian Conklin sufferring a hamstring injury in their win over the Melbourne Tigers. 

The American is 2-3 weeks away from return and it's still unclear if he may return before the end of the season. Additionally, young Crocs guard Mitch Norton will be subject to a fitness test before he takes the court against Perth this week after injuring his ankle against New Zealand. 

Alex Pledger (NZ) and Cam Tragardh (Cairns) remain on the sidelines with injuries of their own. 

Kevin Tiggs is making progress in his recovery for the Wollongong Hawks but there is still uncertainty as to whether or not he will be able to return before the end of the season. Should the Hawks advance to the finals, he is more likely to suit up.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Ankle - 2-4 Weeks

Melbourne Tigers:

None

NZ Breakers:

Alex Pledger - Ankle - 1-2 Weeks

Perth Wildcats:

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

Mitch Norton - Ankle - Subject to fitness test

Brian Conklin - Hamstring - 2-3 weeks

Greg Vanderjagt - Wrist dislocation - Returning

Wollongong Hawks:

Dominic Cooks - Knee - 3 Weeks

Kevin Tiggs - Knee (Meniscus) - 2-3 Weeks

Round 20 - Injury Update

As Round 20 kicks off, the struggling New Zealand Breakers will have their fingers crossed. After dropping two games on the road in Round 19, they will hope to have Alex Pledger back subject to a fitness test while guard Darryl Corletto will also need to prove his fitness before their game against the Townsville Crocs on Thursday.

There is a positive vibe around the Wollongong Hawks after four straight wins, and that flow on to their hope that import swingman Kevin Tiggs will be fit before the finals kick off. Tiggs suffered a knee injury against the Sydney Kings in Round 18 and had knee surgery as a result. He looks to be another three weeks away from a return.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Ankle - 1-3 Weeks

Melbourne Tigers:

None

NZ Breakers:

Alex Pledger - Ankle - Fitness test

Darryl Corletto - Ankle - Fitness test

Perth Wildcats:

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

Greg Vanderjagt - Wrist dislocation - 2 Weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

Dominic Cooks - Knee - 3-4 Weeks

Kevin Tiggs - Knee (Meniscus) - 3 Weeks

Tiggs out indefinitely with knee injury

Wollongong Hawks’ swingman, Kevin Tiggs, has been ruled out of Friday nights Heritage clash against the New Zealand Breakers after undergoing emergency knee surgery last night.

In a blow to the Hawks who are gunning for their fourth win on the fly, Tiggs’ immediate future is now in the hands of team medical staff.

The Hawks’ team Doctor has confirmed that Tiggs underwent surgery last night to remove a portion of torn meniscus in his right knee. He will now commence rehabilitation and hoped to make a return by the end of the season.

Tiggs has been one of the Hawks’ highest scorers in recent weeks, including leading the Hawks with 24 points in his 24 minutes, last time the two teams faced off across the ditch in January.

With his unorthodox style of play continuing to baffle opposition and with a must-win game on their hands this Friday night, Head Coach Gordie McLeod concedes this is a big loss, but one they must overcome.

“Kevin is a real asset to this team and we would much rather have  him on court than off, particularly with his recent form and as we hit the crunch time of the season.

“As a group, we have been working hard and despite the loss, our preparations have been good and we are now just preparing for Friday night,” McLeod said.

This Friday night the Hawks will celebrate the League’s annual Heritage round by wearing the traditional blue and gold strip from the club’s debut season in 1979.

Round 19 - Injury Update

As we head into Round 19 of the NBL season the Melbourne Tigers will be thankful to have Lucas Walker back from and Achilles injury. Walker took to the court on Sunday against the Adelaide 36ers and will again this week.

Another team with a returning big man is the Perth Wildcats. The league leaders have been without him for the past few weeks after he suffered a concussion but scans on Friday gave him the all clear to return to action in Round 19.

Two big men are still out of action with ankle injuries. Alex Pledger (New Zealand) and Cam Tragardh (Cairns) remain on the sidelines. Pledger for another 2-3 weeks while Tragardh is 1-3 weeks away from a return.

The Townsville Crocodiles will patiently await the return of big man Greg Vanderjagt who won't take to the court for another two weeks after suffering a wrist dislocation.

Below is an injury update for all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Ankle - 1-3 Weeks

Melbourne Tigers:

Lucas Walker - Achilles - Returning

NZ Breakers:

Alex Pledger - Ankle - 2-3 Weeks

Perth Wildcats:

Matt Knight - Concussion - Returning

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

Greg Vanderjagt - Wrist dislocation - 2 Weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

Dominic Cooks - Knee - 10 Weeks

Kevin Tiggs - Knee (Torn meniscus) - Out indefinitely

Round 18 - Injury Update

The Cairns Taipans have suffered a further setback as they get set to take on the New Zealand Breakers in Round 18 action. Star forward Cam Tragardh who has been absent with an ankle injury since their New Years Eve clash with the Perth Wildcats is set to miss a further two to four weeks.

In a similar situation, the Breakers will again be forced to wait for their own big man to return with Alex Pledger another two to three weeks away following his ankle injury.

Adelaide are far more positive when it comes to their ankle injury situation, with reserve forward BJ Anthony facing a fitness test before taking the court against Perth. Despite this, he is expected to play.

Matthew Knight will travel to Melbourne this weekend to have tests conducted following multiple concussions in recent weeks. He is still another week away from returning to the court.

Below is an injury update for all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

BJ Anthony - Ankle - Fitness Test (Expected to play)

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Ankle - 2-4 Weeks

Melbourne Tigers:

Lucas Walker - Achilles - 1 Week

NZ Breakers:

Alex Pledger - Ankle - 2-3 Weeks

Perth Wildcats:

Matt Knight - Concussion - 1 Weeks

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Ankle - 2 Weeks

Townsville Crocodiles:

Greg Vanderjagt - Wrist dislocation - 2 Weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

Dominic Cooks - Knee - 10 Weeks

Round 17 - Injury Update

The New Zealand Breakers will be once again without Alex Pledger in their second game against the Sydney Kings in as many weeks. Pledger was a chance to play last week but has suffered a setback and is now two to three weeks away from returning.

After being hit by two injuries mid-way through last week, the Adelaide 36ers may welcome back Jason Cadee from a broken finger. He will be assessed prior to the game. 

BJ Anthony will miss at least one to two weeks with an ankle injury as the 36ers travel to Wollongong to face the Hawks on Sunday. 

Scans taken on the dislocated wrist of Greg Vanderjagt have revealed that the Townsville Crocodiles big man will remain sidelined for the next four weeks.

Below is an injury update for all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

Jason Cadee - Broken Finger - Fitness test

BJ Anthony - Ankle - 1 Week

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Ankle - 1-2 Weeks

Melbourne Tigers:

None

NZ Breakers:

Alex Pledger - Ankle - 2-3 Weeks

Perth Wildcats:

Matt Knight - Concussion - 2 Weeks

Jeremiah Trueman - Concussion - 1 Week

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Ankle - 2 Weeks

Townsville Crocodiles:

Greg Vanderjagt - Wrist dislocation - 4 Weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

Dominic Cooks - Knee - 10 Weeks

Round 16 - Injury Update

The Melbourne Tigers, who won both of their games in Round 15 will potentially have high-flyer Lucas Walker back on the court. His inclusion in the team will be subject to a fitness test prior to the game.

Alex Pledger of the New Zealand Breakers will also be tested prior to their game against the Sydney Kings on Thursday. Also out with an ankle injury, Cameron Tragardh is still expected to be another two weeks ago for the Cairns Taipans.

The Townsville Crocodiles have been hit up front, with centre Greg Vanderjagt out with a wrist dislocation. His return is subject to a medical examination but youngster Andrija Dumovic will be likely to make his debut.

News broke on Wednesday that Adelaide 36ers guard Jason Cadee has suffered a broken finger in training and as a result will be out for their game against the Cairns Taipans. He is only expected to miss one game.

Below is an injury update for all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

Jason Cadee - Broken Finger - 1 Week

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Ankle - 2 Weeks

Melbourne Tigers:

Lucas Walker - Achilles - Fitness test

Mustapha Farrakhan - hamstring soreness - Will play

NZ Breakers:

Alex Pledger - Ankle - Fitness test

Perth Wildcats:

Matt Knight - Concussion - 2 Weeks

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Ankle - 1 Week

Townsville Crocodiles:

Greg Vanderjagt - Wrist dislocation - Subject to medical examination

Wollongong Hawks:

Dominic Cooks - Knee - 10 Weeks

Round 15 - Injury Report

The Perth Wildcats will be again missing Matt Knight as the club monitors him following back to back concussions. He'll could be out up to three weeks as a result.

Lucas Walker will be absent from the Melbourne Tigers for the next two weeks with an Achilles injury that he suffered in their Round 14 loss to the Sydney Kings.

New Zealand Breakers fans will have their fingers crossed with Alex Pledger a chance of returning. He will be subject to a fitness test prior to their encounter with the Wollongong Hawks on Thursday night.

After being hospitalised with a case of Cellulitis, Wollongong Hawks shooting guard Tyson Demos be out of action for one more week.

Below is an injury update for all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Ankle - 1 to 2 Weeks

Melbourne Tigers:

Lucas Walker - Achilles - 2 weeks

NZ Breakers:

Alex Pledger - Ankle - Fitness test

Perth Wildcats:

Matt Knight - Concussion - 3 Weeks

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Ankle - 2 Weeks

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

Dominic Cooks - Knee - 10 Weeks

Tyson Demos - Cellulitis - One week 

Round 14 - Injury Update

As we head into Round 14 of the season, injuries are beginning to take a toll. The top of the table Perth Wildcats will be without Matt Knight after he was ruled out following a concussion in their game against the Townsville Crocodiles.

The New Zealand Breakers will be without Alex Pledger for up to another two weeks, which makes way for Casey Frank to continue with the team in his absence.

Cameron Tragadh will remain on the sidelines for the Cairns Taipans who are set to face the Wollongong Hawks again in Round 14, although this time at the WIN Entertainment Centre.

The Hawks will be hoping for good news on the injury front with shooting guard Tyson Demos suffering from Cellulitus after picking up a knock in Wollongong's Round 12 encounter against Perth. Demos has been hospitalised and will await a doctors clearance before taking the court.

Below is an injury update for all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Ankle - 2 Weeks

Melbourne Tigers:

None

NZ Breakers:

Alex Pledger - Ankle - 1 to 2 Weeks

Perth Wildcats:

Matt Knight - Concussion - Test

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

None

Townsville Crocodiles:

None

Wollongong Hawks:

Dominic Cooks - Knee - 12 Weeks

Tyson Demos - Cellulitis - One week or Doctors Clearance

Demos in doubt for Taipans rematch

Wollongong Hawks Guard Tyson Demos has been hospitalised following their road trip to Cairns after Doctors diagnosed him with Cellulitis in his lower leg this morning and is undergoing a dose of intravenous antibiotics.

Demos sustained a knock to his left shin in their clash against Perth on January 4 although it wasn’t until the team arrived in Cairns on Friday evening that he noticed the localised swelling.

After visiting a Doctor in Cairns who was able to treat the infection, Demos was cleared to play against the Taipans on Saturday night but when the team returned to Sydney on Sunday the condition of his injury had significantly deteriorated.

Head Coach Gordie McLeod is now waiting on word from the teams Doctor before making a decision on whether he will be cleared to play in this weekend’s rematch against Cairns.

“The Doctors are keeping a close eye on the swelling and state of the injury.

“We are now waiting to see how Tyson adjusts to the treatment he is receiving ...it could be 24 hours, 48 hours, or he could be there for three to four days” he said.

The Hawks now sit in fifth place on the NBL ladder after their win on the weekend and will take on the Taipans again at the WIN Entertainment Centre at 2pm on Sunday.

This will be their first game at home since defeating NBL title favourites, the Perth Wildcats and McLeod is hoping that they can continue their winning ways.

“We let Cairns control the game to much in the first half; we can’t allow that to happen again. We need to have more consistency with our rebounding and defensive disruption for the whole four quarters.

“Tyson is a real linchpin in our defense and with Cairns’ talented backcourt of McCamey, Wilson and Gliddon we obviously want him back come Sunday but our immediate concern is getting his leg back to 100% first.”

The Hawks will take on the Cairns Taipans at 2pm on Sunday 19 January.

Round 13 - Injury Update

With the action heating up as we head into Round 13 of the NBL season, some teams have been rocked by injuries to some of their star players.

The three-time defending champion New Zealand Breakers will once again be without starting centre Alex Pledger. As a result, they've called in the reinforcements, with former Breaker and SKY NZ commentator Casey Frank joining the squad as they travel to take on the surging Melbourne Tigers. Pledger is expected to remain on the sidelines for the remainder of the month.

The Cairns Taipans were able to score a win over the league leading Perth Wildcats on New Years Eve but they suffered a casualty with forward Cameron Tragardh succumbing to an ankle injury. It now appears that "Trigger" will now be out of the lineup for the rest of January, forcing the likes of Mitchell Young and Matt Burston to step up.

Despite being without Gary Ervin for their clash against the New Zealand Breakers, the Adelaide 36ers were able to pick up a big win. Ervin looks likely to make a return in Round 13 against the Sydney Kings pending the results of a fitness test.

The Townsville Crocodiles will also welcome back their star import, Josh Pace, who has been on the sidelines for the past two weeks with a hand injury. Pace will look to aid the Crocs as they hope to turn their four game losing streak around against Perth.

For the Sydney Kings, backup shooting guard Kevin White is a possibility of taking the court against Adelaide despite turning his ankle during the week. White will be a gametime decision following a fitness test.

Below is an injury update for all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

Gary Ervin - Knee - Fitness Test

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Ankle - 3 Weeks

Melbourne Tigers:

Greg Page - Ankle - Fitness Test

NZ Breakers:

Alex Pledger - Ankle - 2 to 3 Weeks

Perth Wildcats:

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Kevin White - Ankle - Fitness Test

Townsville Crocodiles:

Josh Pace - Hand - Returning

Wollongong Hawks:

None

'Trigger' set to miss the remainder of January

Cairns Taipans forward Cameron Tragardh will face at least another three weeks on the sidelines after spraining his ankle against the Perth Wildcats on New Year’s Eve.

Tragardh missed this weekend’s Sydney-Melbourne road trip, which the Taipans split after a comeback win in Sydney on Friday and hard-fought loss in Melbourne on Sunday.

Head coach Aaron Fearne said he was pleased with his squad’s effort since New Year’s Eve despite the absence of Tragardh’s team-best 13.3 points per game.

“Not having Trigger means we had to find different ways to score and guys had to step up,” Fearne said.

“It’s never easy to play three games in five days… overall I’m really happy with what the guys brought to the table over the weekend.”

Fearne said the challenge now would be for his side to find a replacement for Tragardh’s recent strong form.

“He’s averaged 15 points over the last six games, so now we have to go find that from somewhere else."

“He’s having a fantastic year shooting the ball (55.6% field goals) so that’s a huge hole to fill.”

“We have to find a way to get that done – bottom line. Hopefully the boys can rally and do just that.”

The Taipans host the Wollongong Hawks this Saturday 11 January. You can catch the game LIVE on NBL.TV

Round 10 - Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne Tigers:

Tommy Greer - Pectoral tear - Fitness Test

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

James Harvey - Achilles – Fitness test
Shaun Gleeson - Calf - One week

Townsville Crocodiles:

Russell Hinder - Hamstring Strain – Two weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

Dominique Cooks - Knee – Scans this week

Round Nine - Injury Update

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne Tigers:

Tommy Greer - Pectoral tear - Possible return

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

James Harvey - Achilles - 1 to 2 weeks

Shaun Gleeson - Calf - 1 to 2 weeks

Townsville Crocodiles:

Mirko Djeric - Hamstring Tear - Returning

Wollongong Hawks:

Larry Davidson - Ankle - Fitness test

Round Eight - Injury Update

The Wollongong Hawks get some good news heading into Round 8 with Larry Davidson facing a fitness test prior to the game against the Adelaide 36ers on Friday. Davidson was expected to be out for another month but he may well take the court this weekend. Tim Coenraad will also face a fitness test.

The Sydney Kings welcome Shaun Gleeson for his first game of the season. The point guard is needed in a thin backcourt following the release of Jesse Sanders. 

The New Zealand Breakers will be hoping that Kerron Johnson can take the court, with the import point guard suffering a shoulder injury and thus leaving him as a gametime decision.

Below is an injury update for all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne Tigers:

Tommy Greer - Pectoral tear - 3 to 4 weeks

NZ Breakers:

Kerron Johnson - Shoulder - Subject to fitness test

Perth Wildcats:

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

James Harvey - Achilles - One Week

Townsville Crocodiles:

Mirko Djeric - Hamstring Tear - 1 to 2 Weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

Larry Davidson - Grade 2 Ankle Sprain - Fitness test

Tim Coenraad - Ankle - Fitness test

Round Seven - Injury Update

In Round 7, the Wollongong Hawks weren't looking great with Tim Coenraad out after injuring his ankle, but the forward has made a miraculous recovery and will take the court against the Cairns Taipans. This eases the blow already sustained with big man Larry Davidson out for another five to six weeks with a grade two ankle sprain.

Lucas Walker will once again be subject to a fitness test for the Melbourne Tigers. The Sydney Kings will be waiting another week for James Harvey and Shaun Gleeson to return from Achilles and calf injuries respectively. 

On a brighter note, Townsville Crocodiles shooting guard Mirko Djeric is progressing well as he looks to come back from a hamstring injury. He is now another two to three weeks away from returning to the Crocs lineup.

Below is an injury update for all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne Tigers:

Tommy Greer - Pectoral tear - 6 weeks

Lucas Walker - Osteitis Pubis - Subject to fitness test

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Calf - One Week

James Harvey - Achilles - One Week

Townsville Crocodiles:

Mirko Djeric - Hamstring Tear - 2 to 3 Weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

Larry Davidson - Grade 2 Ankle Sprain - 5 to 6 Weeks

Round Six - Injury Update

The Perth Wildcats will welcome back big man Matt Knight in Round 6, after the center missed the opening six games of the 2013/14 NBL season. 

Perth open the round when they take on the Cairns Taipans, who will see the return of star guard Cameron Gliddon from injury. Gliddon missed the Taipans previous three games with a back injury but has now been cleared.

The Wollongong Hawks will be without Larry Davidson once again. The big man suffered a sprained ankle and at this stage he is out indefinitely with no estimated return date given.

While Tommy Greer is still six weeks away from a return for the Melbourne Tigers, they will be hoping that high-flying forward Lucas Walker will be able to recover and suit up after being forced out of Sunday's Round 5 fixture against the Wollongong Hawks. Walker's return will be subject to a fitness test.

Below is an injury update for all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne Tigers:

Tommy Greer - Pectoral tear - 6 weeks

Lucas Walker - Osteitis Pubis - Subject to fitness test

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Calf - One Week

James Harvey - Achilles - One Week

Townsville Crocodiles:

Mirko Djeric - Hamstring Tear - 3-4 Weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

Larry Davidson - Ankle Sprain - Indefinitely

Round Five - Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Gliddon - Back - One Week

Melbourne Tigers:

Tommy Greer - Pectoral tear - 6-8 weeks

Stephen Dennis - Achilles tear - Season

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Matt Knight - Ankle - 2 Weeks

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Calf - One Week

James Harvey - Knee Tendinitis - One Week

Townsville Crocodiles:

Mirko Djeric - Hamstring Tear - 4-6 Weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

Larry Davidson - Ankle Sprain - Indefinitely 

Round Four - Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Gliddon - Back - One Week

Melbourne Tigers:

Tommy Greer - Pectoral tear - 6-8 weeks

Stephen Dennis - Achilles tear - Season

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Matt Knight - Ankle - 2 Weeks

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Calf - 2-3 Weeks

James Harvey - Ankle - Out for Round 4, Week to Week

Townsville Crocodiles:

Peter Crawford - Knee - 2 Weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

None

Round Three - Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

None

Cairns Taipans:

Cameron Tragardh - Foot - Game day fitness test

Cameron Gliddon - Back - Game day fitness test

Melbourne Tigers:

Tommy Greer - Pectoral tear - 8-10 weeks

Stephen Dennis - Achilles tear - Season

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Matt Knight - Ankle - 3-5 Weeks

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Calf - 2 Weeks

Townsville Crocodiles:

Peter Crawford - Knee - 2-3 Weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

None

Round Two - Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

Jarrid Frye - Ankle - Subject to fitness test

Cairns Taipans:

Alex Loughton - Foot - Subject to fitness test

Melbourne Tigers:

Tommy Greer - Pectoral tear - 10 weeks

Stephen Dennis - Achilles tear - Season

Chris Goulding - Ankle - Subject to fitness test: Full Story 

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Matt Knight - Ankle - 3-5 Weeks

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Calf - 3 Weeks

Townsville Crocodiles:

Peter Crawford - Knee - 3 Weeks

Wollongong Hawks:

None

Goulding to face fitness test with return possible

When Melbourne Tigers guard Chris Goulding went down with an ankle injury during pre-season, it was feared he was done for the summer.

Incredibly, Goulding could miss just one game of the NBL regular season.

Having made a lightning recovery, Goulding will undergo a fitness test on Friday or Saturday with a view to suiting up for Sunday's home-opener against Perth Wildcats at The Cage.

"Chris is obviously a big part of our team and will boost our group no matter how limited his contribution if he plays," Tigers coach Chris Anstey said.

"He's been diligent in his rehab and is certainly ahead of schedule, but we are not going to risk his long term health for the sake of getting him back a game or two early if he's not ready. We'll see if he can get through a full session on Friday."

It has been an off-season to remember for Goulding after his debut campaign for the Tigers, averaging 13.6 ppg to emerge as one of the NBL's best offensive threats and be named Melbourne's MVP.

The former Gold Coast Blaze shooter spent time working out with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and was called up to play for the Boomers against China, only for the ankle injury to disrupt Goulding's preparations for the 2014 NBL season.

But should Goulding get through his fitness test, it will be all systems go with take-off set for Sunday.

Tickets for Sunday's game are available from Ticketmaster.

Round One - Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams.

Adelaide 36ers:

Jarrid Frye - Ankle - 1 Week (Expected to play October 19)

Adam Gibson - Hamstring soreness - Subject to fitness test

Cairns Taipans:

None

Melbourne Tigers:

Tommy Greer - Pectoral tear - 4 months

Stephen Dennis - Achilles tear - Season

Chris Goulding - Ankle - 2-4 weeks

NZ Breakers:

None

Perth Wildcats:

Matt Knight - Ankle - 4-6 Weeks

Mathiang Muo - Achilles - Season

Sydney Kings:

Shaun Gleeson - Calf - 3 Weeks

Townsville Crocodiles: 

Peter Crawford - Knee - 4 Weeks

Scott Kenny - Ankle - Subject to fitness test

Wollongong Hawks:

None

Semi Finals: Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 27 March.

New Zealand Breakers
Will Hudson – Knee – Fitness test

Perth Wildcats
No injuries reported

Sydney Kings
Corin Henry – Wrist – Season

Wollongong Hawks
Lance Hurdle – Knee – Season
Rhys Martin – Knee – Season
Glen Saville – Knee - Season

R24: Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 21 March.

Adelaide 36ers
Mitch Creek – Achilles – Season
Luke Schenscher – Soreness – Season

Cairns Taipans
No injuries reported

Melbourne Tigers
Owen Odigie – Broken Wrist – Fitness test
Jonny Flynn – Plantar Fasciitis – Fitness test
Lucas Walker – Foot - Season

New Zealand Breakers
Will Hudson – Knee – Out 1-2 weeks

Perth Wildcats
No injuries reported

Sydney Kings
Corin Henry – Wrist – Season

Townsville Crocodiles
No injuries reported

Wollongong Hawks
Lance Hurdle – Knee – Season
Rhys Martin – Knee – Season
Glen Saville – Knee - Season

R23: Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 14 March.



Adelaide 36ers

Mitch Creek – Achilles – Season

Luke Schenscher – Soreness – Out 1 week

Cairns Taipans

Kerry Williams – Ankle – Fitness test

Melbourne Tigers

Owen Odigie – Broken Wrist – Out 1 week

Jonny Flynn – Plantar Fasciitis – Out v New Zealand; Fitness test v Townsville

New Zealand Breakers

Will Hudson – Knee – Out 2-3 weeks



Perth Wildcats

No injuries reported

Sydney Kings

Corin Henry – Wrist – Season

James Harvey – Wrist – Fitness test (pending medical assessment)

Townsville Crocodiles

No injuries reported

Wollongong Hawks

Lance Hurdle – Knee – Season

Rhys Martin – Knee – Season

Glen Saville – Knee - Season

R22: Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 7 March.

Adelaide 36ers
Mitch Creek – Achilles – Season
Luke Schenscher – Soreness – Fitness test

Cairns Taipans
Kerry Williams – Ankle – Out 1-2 weeks

Melbourne Tigers
Owen Odigie – Broken Wrist – Out 2 weeks
Jonny Flynn – Plantar Fasciitis – Fitness test
Seth Scott – Back – Fitness test

New Zealand Breakers
Will Hudson – Knee – Out 3-4 weeks

Perth Wildcats
No injuries reported

Sydney Kings
Corin Henry – Wrist – Season
James Harvey – Wrist – Out 1-2 weeks
Ian Crosswhite – Ankle – Out TBC pending medical assessment

Townsville Crocodiles
Todd Blanchfield – Ankle – Fitness test

Wollongong Hawks
Lance Hurdle – Knee – Season
Rhys Martin – Knee – Season
Glen Saville – Knee - Season

R21: Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 28 February.

Adelaide 36ers
Mitch Creek – Achilles – Season
Luke Schenscher – Soreness – Out 1 week

Cairns Taipans
No injuries reported

Melbourne Tigers
Owen Odigie – Broken Wrist – Out 2-3 weeks

New Zealand Breakers
Will Hudson – Knee – TBC

Perth Wildcats
No injuries reported

Sydney Kings
Corin Henry – Wrist – Out Season
James Harvey – Wrist – Out 1-2 weeks
Ian Crosswhite – Arm – Fitness test

Townsville Crocodiles
No injuries reported

Wollongong Hawks
Lance Hurdle – Knee – Season
Rhys Martin – Knee – Season
Glen Saville – Knee - Season

R20: Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 21 February.

Adelaide 36ers

Mitch Creek – Achilles – Season

Cairns Taipans

Dusty Rychart – Leg – Out 1 weeks

Melbourne Tigers

Owen Odigie – Broken Wrist – Out 3 weeks

New Zealand Breakers

Will Hudson – Knee – Out 4-6 weeks

Perth Wildcats

Cameron Tovey – Hip – Fitness Test

Matt Knight – Ankle – Fitness Test

Sydney Kings

Corin Henry – Wrist – Out Season

Townsville Crocodiles

No injuries reported

Wollongong Hawks


Lance Hurdle – Knee – Season

Rhys Martin – Knee – Season

Glen Saville – Knee - Season

NBL Injury Update - Round 18

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 7 February.

Adelaide 36ers
Mitch Creek – Achilles – Season

Cairns Taipans
Dusty Rychart – Leg – Out 3 weeks

Melbourne Tigers
Owen Odigie – Broken Wrist – 4-5 weeks

New Zealand Breakers
No injuries reported

Perth Wildcats
Cameron Tovey – Hip – Out

Sydney Kings
No injuries reported

Townsville Crocodiles
Jacob Holmes – Knee – Fitness test
Russell Hinder – Groin – Fitness test

Wollongong Hawks
Lance Hurdle – Knee – Season
Rhys Martin – Knee – Season
Glen Saville – Knee - Season

NBL Injury Update - Round 17

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 31 January.


Adelaide 36ers

Mitch Creek – Achilles – Season

Cairns Taipans

Dusty Rychart – Leg – Out 3-4 weeks

Melbourne Tigers

Owen Odigie – Broken Wrist – Out 4-6 weeks

New Zealand Breakers

No injuries reported

Perth Wildcats

Cameron Tovey – Hip – Out

Sydney Kings


No injuries reported

Townsville Crocodiles

Jacob Holmes – Knee - Out 1-2 weeks

Wollongong Hawks


Lance Hurdle – Knee – Season

Rhys Martin – Knee – Season

Glen Saville – Knee - Season

Double injury blow for Wildcats

Wildcats star Matt Knight will miss up to five NBL games after scans revealed the big man suffered a minor tear in his right calf muscle.

The injury occurred when Knight was roaming the key-way off the ball in the final 70 seconds of Saturday night’s match against Townsville.

Wildcats head coach Rob Beveridge says it’s a big loss.

“I’m very disappointed for Matt. He’s worked extremely hard all year and has developed himself into one of the league’s best big men,” he said.

“However, I’m confident that my team has what it takes to keep playing positive Wildcats basketball, and we’ll be in good shape when he returns later this year.”

Knight has had a dominant start to the 2012/13 season, averaging 14.5 points, shooting at 49.5% from the field, while pulling down seven rebounds per game.

Meanwhile, ‘Cats co-captain Brad Robbins will also miss Friday’s game against the Sydney Kings at Perth Arena after severely dislocating his finger, also against the Crocs.

The dislocation pierced the skin, requiring stitches, which will be removed early next week.

Robbins fought his way back from a wrist injury earlier this season, returning to the Wildcats line-up in Round 3 against the Melbourne Tigers.

The club is now considering its options ahead of Friday night’s clash.

Injury Report - Round 8

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 2 November. Adelaide 36ers No injuries reported Cairns Taipans No injuries reported  Melbourne Tigers No injuries reported New Zealand Breakers Will Hudson - Ankle sprain - Will travel, subject to fitness test Josh Bloxham - High ankle strain – To return to full practice within next week  Perth Wildcats No injuries reported Sydney Kings James Harvey – Broken arm – Out 5 – 7 weeks Townsville Crocodiles No injuries reported Wollongong Hawks Tim Coenraad - Foot – Out 4 – 10 weeks

NBL Injury Update - Round 7

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 15 November. Adelaide 36ers No injuries reported  Cairns Taipans No injuries reported Melbourne Tigers No injuries reported  New Zealand Breakers Corey Webster - Lower back injury - Subject to fitness test Josh Bloxham - High ankle strain - On track to start training next week  Perth Wildcats No injuries reported  Sydney Kings James Harvey – Broken arm – Out 6 – 8 weeks Townsville Crocodiles No injuries reported Wollongong Hawks Tim Coenraad - Foot – Out 5 – 11 weeks

Injury Update - Round 6

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 8 November. Adelaide 36ers No injuries reported  Cairns Taipans No injuries reported Melbourne Tigers No injuries reported New Zealand Breakers Corey Webster - Lumbar sprain and muscle spasm – Will not play Josh Bloxham - High ankle strain - 2-3 weeks Perth Wildcats No injuries reported Sydney Kings James Harvey – Broken arm – Out 7 – 9 weeks Townsville Crocodiles No injuries reported Wollongong Hawks Tim Coenraad - Foot – Out 6 – 12 weeks

Injury Update - Round 5

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 1 November.  Adelaide 36ers No injuries reported  Cairns Taipans Aaron Grabau – Knee – Subject to fitness test Melbourne Tigers Kevin Braswell – Knee strain - Subject to fitness test Owen Odigie – Ankle – Subject to fitness test New Zealand Breakers Josh Bloxham - High left ankle sprain - Will be integrated back into full training this week and assess game fitness CJ Bruton – Illness - Subject to fitness test but expected to play Daryl Corletto - Minor hip flexor strain – Subject to fitness test Perth Wildcats No injuries reported Sydney Kings James Harvey – Broken arm – Out 8 – 10 weeks Townsville Crocodiles No injuries reported  Wollongong Hawks Tim Coenraad - Foot – Out indefinitely

Injury Update - Round 4
Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 25 October.
 
Adelaide 36ers
No injuries reported
 
Cairns Taipans
Aaron Grabau – Knee – Out 1 week
Dusty Rychart – Finger – Game time decision
 
Melbourne Tigers
Owen Odigie – Ankle – Fitness test
 
New Zealand Breakers
Alex Pledger - Right ankle sprain – Fitness test
Josh Bloxham – High left ankle sprain – Gradually returning to practice this week
 
Perth Wildcats
No injuries reported
 
Sydney Kings
James Harvey – Broken arm – Out 8 – 10 weeks
 
Townsville Crocodiles
Jacob Holmes – Left knee – Subject to fitness test
Larry Abney - Knee – Subject to fitness test
 
Wollongong Hawks
Tim Coenraad - Foot – Out 2 weeks
Injury Update - Round 3

NBL INJURY UPDATE – ROUND 3

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 18 October.
Adelaide 36ers
No injuries reported
Cairns Taipans
Aaron Grabau – Knee – Out 2-4 weeks
Dusty Rychart – Finger – Out 1-2 weeks
 
Melbourne Tigers
Adam Ballinger – Toe fracture – Subject to fitness test
 
New Zealand Breakers
Dillon Boucher – Calf strain – Subject to fitness test
Josh Bloxham – High ankle strain – 1 -2 weeks
 
Perth Wildcats
Brad Robbins – Wrist – Subject to fitness test
 
Sydney Kings
No injuries reported
 
Townsville Crocodiles
Jacob Holmes – Left knee – Subject to fitness test
 
Wollongong Hawks
Tyson Demos - Knee – Subject to fitness test
Tim Coenraad - Foot – Out 2 weeks minimum
Round 2 Injury Update

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 11 October.   Adelaide 36ers No injuries reported   Cairns Taipans Aaron Grabau – Knee – Out 3-5 weeks Dusty Rychart – Finger – Out 2-3 weeks   Melbourne Tigers Adam Ballinger – Toe fracture – Out 1 to 2 weeks Lucas Walker - Shoulder - Subject to fitness test.   New Zealand Breakers Josh Bloxham – High ankle strain – 2-3 weeks   Perth Wildcats Brad Robbins – Wrist – Will not play   Sydney Kings No injuries reported   Townsville Crocodiles No injuries reported   Wollongong Hawks Tyson Demos - Knee – Out 2 weeks Tim Coenraad - Foot - Subject to medical clearance

 

Round 1 Injury Report

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 4 October. Adelaide 36ers No injuries reported Cairns Taipans Dusty Ryhchart – Finger – Out 4 weeks Melbourne Tigers Adam Ballinger – Toe fracture – Out 1 to 2 weeks New Zealand Breakers Dillon Boucher – Illness - Fitness test Will Hudson – Illness - Fitness test Josh Bloxham – High ankle strain – Out 3 to 4 weeks Perth Wildcats Brad Robbins – Wrist – Will not play Sydney Kings No injuries reported Townsville Crocodiles No injuries reported Wollongong Hawks Tyson Demos - Knee – Out 4 weeks Tim Coenraad - Foot - Subject to medical clearance Larry Davidson - Knee - Subject to medical clearance