GMHBA Ballarat Miners forward Dyson King-Hawea suffered a nasty ankle injury just before half time in the Miners win over Hobart on Saturday night at the MARS® MINERDOME.

King-Hawea, who recently overcame a shoulder injury, was contesting a ball high in the air he then landed on an opponent’s foot, severely rolling his ankle.

King-Hawea after immediately removing himself from the game attended Ballarat Base Hospital Saturday night with concern for not only a sprain but a broken bone.

King-Hawea subsequently missed Sunday’s Miners loss to Dandenong. The following day he received negative x-ray results providing some silver lining.

Basketball Ballarat’s Elite Teams Administrator Melissa Thomas said “Dyson’s ankle is still quite swollen; he has undergone an MRI which we are still waiting on the results.” Thomas continued “If the MRI concludes that Dyson will be out for an extended period the club will determine whether a replacement player is necessary.”

Both the GMHBA Ballarat Miners and Ballarat Rush will enjoy a weekend off with the SEABL mid-season break falling on the long-weekend. After a slow start to the season the Miners are sitting second on the SEABL East Conference ladder with seven wins and five losses. While the Rush, who had two important wins last week, are fourth on the ladder with six wins and five losses.

The Miners and Rush will next be in action on Saturday June 18 when they head to Bendigo for a massive rivalry round double header. Rush take the court at 6pm against the fifth placed Lady Braves while the Miners tip off at 8pm against the top of the ladder Braves.

Basketball Ballart will provide more information on the diagnosis of King-Hawea’s injuries as soon as they are made available.

 

For more information on the GMHBA Ballarat Miners or Ballarat Rush please contact Elite Teams Administrator Melissa Thomas via 5330 7604 or [email protected]