A huge guard on Perth Wildcats import Terrico White’s left arm raised alarm bells at training today, but the club insists it is simply being worn as a precaution.
White sat out training due to a wrist injury last week but still played against Sydney on Sunday. White scored nine points and had three rebounds from 32 minutes on court.
He joined in training today but avoided using his left hand throughout the session. Powerful centre Angus Brandt said there were no concerns that he wouldn’t play in this weekend’s crucial clashes against Adelaide and Melbourne.
“The guard is just a precaution for training,” Brandt said.
“I think he’s doing alright. I’m not too sure what’s going on with him specifically but he’s out there training so it mustn’t be too bad.”
The Wildcats can still finish anywhere from first to third as the NBL heads into the last round.
Brandt said having home court advantage for the finals would be crucial for every team, but making teams travel to Perth would give the Wildcats an extra edge.
“It definitely helps. Two years ago when we won one, we finished third but we were fortunate enough to have home court advantage after Wollongong beat Adelaide,” he said.
“It definitely does help. I think especially playing in Perth and having teams have to fly all the way over here. If we can finish first it’ll go a long way.”