Perth Wildcats centre Matt Knight faces a nervous wait for the results of scans after rolling his right ankle at training today.
Knight is due to have scans on the badly swollen ankle tonight and will know the extent of the damage in the coming days.
But he is unlikely to play in Sunday’s pre-season exhibition game against the SBL All-Stars.
“He went down pretty hard at training,” Wildcats strength and conditioning coach Will Markwick said.
“He sprained his ankle on his right-hand side, as all basketballers do.
“We’ve just sent him off to the sports doc and he’s got scans tonight so we’ll just see what the scans have to say.”
Knight has had a horror run with injury since signing with the Wildcats in 2010, managing 74 of a possible 97 games in three seasons.
“He’s fine, I mean, it’s basketball,” Markwick said.
“Ankle sprains in basketball is a fairly common territory. It’s not his first and won’t be his last.”
Knight, 28, was named as the starting centre in the All-NBL first team last season.The Wildcats need Knight to stay healthy if they are to make a run at the championship this season, with inexperienced recruit Tom Jervis the only back-up in the centre position.