Years ago

Cam Bairstow expected to miss 2017/18 season?

The former Chicago Bulls power forward and Rio Olympian suffered a major knee injury when he landed awkwardly finishing a fast break in the Bullets' overtime loss to Illawarra at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on December 19.

The 206cm-tall former Brisbane junior damaged his medial and posterior cruciate ligaments and had to wait six weeks for the medial to settle before he could have surgery.

Bairstow’s earliest return is set for late January 2018 but with the NBL regular season to run from early October to early February, Brisbane are proceeding as though he will not play this campaign.
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Years ago

Really bad for one of the good guys of the league and a hell of a player

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Years ago

Very similar situation to Khazzouh. As happy as they would be having him back healthy, they're probably not too keen on having him return for the last few games of the season rusty and out of shape.

It may impact team chemistry if they're on a roll and would be difficult juggling cost and playing time. Convincing import bigs to sign may be challenging as well if they're honest upfront about having to make way for his return.

Encouraging him to play in Europe until 18/19 carries the risk of losing him if he comes back better than ever and enjoys the Euro experience.

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Years ago

Dec 19? WTF?

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