Crock Knight out for two more weeks
Matt Knight. Pic: WA News

Perth Wildcats centre Matt Knight will be sidelined for at least another fortnight as a result of the two bouts of concussion he suffered in the past three weeks.

Knight had scans last Friday to determine the extent of the damage after receiving accidental blows against Cairns and Townsville in the space of 11 days.

Coach Trevor Gleeson said Knight had been put on a reduced workload at training and would slowly build himself back to full fitness.

“We’ve got to take precautions and slowly get Matt back into the swing of things,” Gleeson said.

“He’ll definitely be out for the next couple of weeks and we’ll slowly increase his workload.

“Hopefully no symptoms arise and he’ll be back sooner rather than later.”

Knight has endured a long list of injuries since joining the Wildcats in 2010.

He has struggled with calf and shoulder complaints in recent years and missed the first six games of this season with a torn ankle ligament.

Gleeson said the All-Star centre’s latest rehabilitation program would involve a very light workload to begin with.

“He’s just shooting the ball and we’ll build that up,” Gleeson said.

“Obviously we’ll take guidance from out medical staff and go from there.

“But certainly he’ll be out for the next couple of home games and maybe the away game (at Melbourne, February 2) as well.

“We’ve got to take the right precautions because it’s not something that you want to mess around with and we certainly want him (fit) at the pointy end of the season.”

The Wildcats sit on top of the ladder after thrashing reigning champions New Zealand last week and host third-placed Melbourne at Perth Arena on Friday.

The West Australian

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