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NBL22 Round 3 Injury Update

Here are the latest updates out of every Club when it comes to injuries and player availability.

This page will be updated as news is released by Clubs leading into their respective Round 3 games.

Adelaide 36ers

The much anticipated NBL22 debut of Philippines star Kai Sotto will take place on Saturday night after the big man was cleared for a return to the court after suffering knee soreness for the opening two rounds of the season.

Sunday Dech will remain out with a quadricep injury.

 

Sydney Kings

After rupturing his Achilles tendon last season, Dejan Vasiljevic will make his much anticipated return to the court for the Kings on Thursday when they face Melbourne United.

RJ Hunter will be a game time decision following a missed game due to knee soreness last week against Illawarra. 

Jaylen Adams remains out for the round three games after suffering an ankle sprain sustained in practice last week. Swelling has reduced significantly, and he is progressing back to on court activities. He is expected to return around the new year. 

Jordan Hunter won't be active for Thursday's game.

 

Melbourne United

Club captain Chris Goulding returns from a hamstring injury to face the Kings after missing United's opening two games of the season.

Forward Jack White won't return on Thursday night, but is on track to make his return from a ruptured Achilles tendon last season on Sunday against the New Zealand Breakers.

 

Cairns Taipans

After exiting the game in the first half against Tasmania, import guard Scott Machado didn't return to the court with scans revealing that the Snakes star will miss four to six weeks.

Scans have revealed an irritation to the base of his Achilles tendon and he has been advised that a period of rest and rehabilitation is necessary for a full recovery.
 
The Taipans are hopeful to have Machado return to the line-up by the end of next month.

 

New Zealand Breakers

The Breakers will see captain Tom Abercrombie return on Friday nigth against Illawarra from a side strain that kept him out of the opening two rounds of the season.

He will be joined by Jeremiah Martin who missed Round 2 with an ankle injury.

Peyton Siva will be out for an extended period, with Chasson Randle yet to arrive in the country Development Player Sam Timmins joins the active roster.

 

Perth Wildcats

The Wildcats will have import Michael Frazier II on hand to make his NBL22 debut after he missed the opening two rounds of the season.

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