Anon123
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Vic Law Out for Rest of Season

Vic Law injury update
Perth Wildcats star Vic Law has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering a syndesmosis injury to his right ankle in Saturday's win over the Cairns Taipans.

Law will continue to be reviewed by the club’s medical staff and specialists this week, but is expected to be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.

The 26-year-old had an outstanding first season with the Wildcats, averaging 20.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, making him top-five in the NBL in both categories.

His 37 points in the first game of the season set a record for a Wildcat on debut, while his 39-point performance against the NZ Breakers last month was the highest-scoring individual effort by any NBL player this season.

The Perth Wildcats take on the Illawarra Hawks tomorrow and the South East Melbourne Phoenix on Sunday in the final round of the regular season.

Development player Kyle Zunic will replace Law in the 11-man line-up.

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HighIQ  
Last month

2nd year in a row he's the AD of the NBL can’t depend on him. Great player sometimes the body just doesn’t hold up as he didn’t look out of shape or unfit. Can safely say no Wildcats Championship this year even with Bryce being Bryce.

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Screeningnick  
Last month

Hate to be that guy but this very well might save ScoMos job...

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As if we know WTF a "syndesmosis" injury is.

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Cram  
Last month

Every second injury in AFL at the moment

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Senator11  
Last month

It's a fancy way of saying 'high ankle sprain' which caught on in the AFL a few years ago and still seems to be all the rage.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Hate to be that guy but this very well might save ScoMos job...

I wrote in the game thread last week that this better not be used an excuse to keep ScoMo.

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Perthworld  
Last month

I'm reminded of the English Premier League's amusing obsession of calling foot injuries metatarsal.

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Ballman  
Last month

John Brown would have been sure handy to have had now.

Two seasons in a row you could argue lack of depth has come to bite , last year lacking guard and scoring depth with Cotton out and this year front court depth without Law.

If the cats had brought on a NBL1 import as injury waiver during the year that player might have been able to play out the season and finals for us. (you had 10 games with no Frazier)

Hopefully the new owners look at next year more aggressively for recruiting depth accross all positions.

Amazing how in a season that something special this club had looks to be gone. I dread even tuning in to watch any of the games this weekend.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last month

Depth helps during the season, but you can't win a title if one of your top 2 players is out.

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Diop Kick  
Last month

So I guess start with:
Hodgson
Blanchfield
Travers
Cotton
Norton

Frazier, Wagstaff, Majok, White/Zunic off the bench?

that would be my play, have to start spreading that ball around more now. No give it to a star and let them do it.


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UseTaHoop  
Last month

Diop Kick

That would be the only way to get a decent finals showing now.

"Does ScoMo keep his job if he manages that?" would be a better question than “is this justification to keep ScoMo?”

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Yup  
Last month

Perth has traditionally cut ties with underperforming imports and coaches pretty quickly...

Interesting to see if Scomo gets more leeway than say mike Ellis did?

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Drexler  
Last month

Lifetime cats fan here. I feel like the 35 years in a row thing is a monkey on the cats back and needs to end because in the bigger scheme of things it matters to no one but the media, it doesn't trump being NBL champions and good [email protected] luck to any other team in the league ever coming within 30 years of beating it. If we don't make playoffs assign it to the history books, deal with all the jackasses equating it to the end of the franchise then get on with getting back on top next season.

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LV  
Last month

Yeah weird, I keep hearing about these synde whatever injuries..... it's an epidemic

I reckon Law isn't as important to the Cats as Norton

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Anonymightymouse  
Last month

Law is important on the boards, if Cats can replace that then they can still wins games.

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Screeningnick  
Last month

Look at Morrisons comments about what happens if Perth fire him.

What a pathetic person. He knows he was never up to the job but he got his money anyway he doesn't care.

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Sebastian  
Last month

It's the world of professional sports mate. What do you want him to say?

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Billy Bob  
Last month

What was the question?
He's been hammered all year from local press.

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Gus3232  
Last month

Drexler

Lifetime cats fan here. I feel like the 35 years in a row thing is a monkey on the cats back and needs to end because in the bigger scheme of things it matters to no one but the media, it doesn't trump being NBL champions and good [email protected] luck to any other team in the league ever coming within 30 years of beating it. If we don't make playoffs assign it to the history books, deal with all the jackasses equating it to the end of the franchise then get on with getting back on top next season.


That's a really interesting way to look at it Drexler. It's been quite evident for a while now that Perth are not going to win the title this year so I just wanted to see the streak continue as it is something really special. I can totally see it from your point of view though.

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WBF  
Last month

100% agree w/ Drexler.Get over it and get on w/ it. GO Cats!

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Luuuc  
Last month

How is the playoff streak a "monkey on the back" though?
Because it sets a high standard that the club feels pressured into maintaining? Is that a bad thing?

If this was a completely different league or sport and "bottoming out" was required to get a top draft pick then sure, then there's a silver lining to having a substandard season. But that doesn't apply here.

On the other hand, a tradition of excellence can only be beneficial when it comes to attracting the right types of players & staff here, and it's great for promotion & membership and the general profile of the team in this city.
It's am amazing achievement that is a no-brainer to want to maintain.

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Drexler  
Last month

Sure maintain it if we can but it's not the end of times if we don't. The calls to sack the coach instantly if we don't - especially from perpetually irritating mouthpieces in the media - is not helpful at all.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Plus if the playoff streak wasn't still being chased you could move on from guys like Wagstaff and Kev White. Blooding a couple of younger guys would be more beneficial than holding onto guys like those.

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Cram  
Last month

That only holds up if you think they're ONLY playing to just make the playoffs and not for a title, which I think is wrong.

If those players help you make the playoffs over the next guys up, you take them. Making the playoffs is the first goal of every club.

It might be different if the goal was "not finish last", but "make the playoffs" is what every team's goal should be.

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