Taipans import Carrera out for 4-6 weeks
Injury Update: Michael Carrera
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New CQUniversity Cairns Taipans import Michael Carrera has had surgery on his knee, following an injury he sustained in a pre-season game last week.
Carrera hurt his right knee during the second quarter of the game against the Perth Wildcats on Saturday, managed to continue to play, but pulled up sore on Sunday.
Scans revealed he had suffered a medial meniscal tear, and to eliminate risk of further injury throughout the season, surgery was decided to be the safest option.
Head Coach Aaron Fearne praised the club's medical staff for their ability to accommodate Carrera’s treatment so quickly.
"It’s outstanding that our club surgeon, Dr. Morrey, could get Mike into surgery so soon. We want to get him back to full strength and back on the court as quickly as possible," said Fearne.
“Right now, our priority is helping Mike through his rehab and ensuring that he remains integrated with the team, so it’s a seamless transition when he returns.”
Medical staff anticipate that Carrera’s recovery will be complete in the next 4-6 weeks.