Cotton ruled out till finals
Perth Wildcats star Bryce Cotton will sit out his side's remaining games before finals after suffering a hematoma to his left quadriceps.
It is unrelated to the groin soreness that ruled the 28 year old out of his side's game against Adelaide 36ers on Sunday.
The injury occurred against the Brisbane Bullets last Wednesday, the three time championship winner and twice competition MVP experiencing no discomfort from the ailment and able to recover sufficiently to play two days later against Cairns.
However on Saturday following the Taipans clash Cotton experienced swelling and pain around his quadriceps, an ultrasound confirming bleeding around the area.
An MRI on Sunday further revealed the extent of the bleeding, the club making the call to have him undergo a surgical procedure to relieve the pressure around the area and remove the blood.
Cotton is expected to make a full recovery and be available for selection in time for the start of the finals series in two weeks time, the club confirmed in a statement on Monday afternoon.
"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." the statement read.
Perth host the Sydney Kings at RAC Arena on Thursday.
IMAGE: So Perth.