The Perth Wildcats' Matt Knight will miss the clash with the Kings through injury.
The Perth Wildcats' Matt Knight will miss the clash with the Kings through injury. TONY MCDONOUGH

Luckless Wildcats hit by another injury blow

BASKETBALL: The Perth Wildcats can't take a trick.

The reigning NBL champions are set to regain Jarrod Kenny from a groin injury for tonight's clash with the ladder-leading Sydney Kings at Perth Arena, but have lost fellow point guard Corban Wroe with concussion.

The Townsville product was struck in the head during Sunday's home loss to the Breakers and after experiencing dizzy spells this week will join captain Damien Martin and centre Matt Knight on the sidelines.

"Corban has been stepping up and doing a great job,” coach Trevor Gleeson said.

"It's unbelievable. With Damo out, JK and now Corban, it does put pressure on our resources.

"It's not like an import where you can bring a new import in for that position. There's not too many Aussie guys out there.

"We've just got to make some adjustments. We've got some young guys there who are going to get their opportunity. Hopefully they'll step up to the plate.”

Despite their injury woes, the Wildcats remain second on the table at 5-4, but do face a red-hot Kings outfit (7-2).


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