Ballinger out 5-6 weeks
ADELAIDE 36ers captain Adam Ballinger believes it is vital to get this NBL season off on the right foot.
Which is ironic, considering he is having left-foot surgery on Monday.
The four-time Sixers' club MVP is hoping surgery will not cost him any games and that he will be ready to play the season-opener at Adelaide Arena against Perth on October 8.
"I'm not sure how long it will take (to get back), the best case scenario is five-to-six weeks," Ballinger said.
"But you never really know."