Bryce Cotton out for remainder of regular season
Perth Wildcats guard Bryce Cotton has been ruled out for the remainder of the regular season after suffering a hematoma to his left quadriceps.
The injury is unrelated to the groin soreness which ruled him out of Sunday’s game in Adelaide.
It occurred in the game against the Brisbane Bullets on Wednesday 19 May, however he felt no significant discomfort following the game and was able to play two days later on Friday against the Cairns Taipans.
On Saturday, Cotton began to experience pain and swelling in the area before an ultrasound revealed bleeding in his lateral quadriceps.
Yesterday, an MRI further revealed the extent of the bleeding and the decision was made for him to undergo a surgical procedure to relieve the pressure and remove the blood.
The successful procedure took place last night and the reigning NBL MVP is in good spirits today.
Bryce Cotton’s health remains the club’s priority, and he will be reevaluated in two weeks ahead of the Perth Wildcats first semi-final game.