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Norton ruled out for opening month

Wildcats vice captain Mitch Norton has been ruled out of the first five weeks of the new NBL season.


Norton continues to recover from a pre-season knee injury.


While initial scans cleared Norton of structural damage, Wildcats medical staff have opted to take a cautious approach with the two-time championship-winning point guard.


Norton hyperextended his right knee at a training session earlier this month and experienced bone bruising.


The Wildcats season begins this Friday night when they host the Adelaide 36ers.


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