The Wildcat’s were hit with a major blow this weekend after it was revealed that key reserve, Brad Robbins, will need surgery on his left wrist to repair tendon damage and could be out for 3 months.
Shayne Hope from The West Australian spoke to Wildcats physiotherapist Dave Philpot:
He’ll come out and be in a splint for somewhere between four and eight weeks and then after that it’s a gradual return. He’s had a tendon issue in his wrist before and we’ve been managing it for quite a long time.
He just had a training session that was enough to stir it up. The surgeon looked at it and decided that we couldn’t continue to manage it, so he needs to do something about it.
But Wildcat fans shouldn’t panic just yet as the Wildcats have one of (if not the best,) best 3rd string guards in the league, Everard Bartlett, who is expected to replace Robbins in the rotation.
Bartlett was called up by the Wildcats last season when Damien Martin went down with an injury. When Martin returned the Wildcats released Everard and he was signed by the Adelaide 36ers soon after.