The Sydney Kings, who currently sit at the bottom of the NBL ladder, have suffered yet another set back as we hear reports of that superstar Josh Childress has injured himself for a third time this season.
Sydney Kings newly annointed head coach Joe Connelly says Childress injured himself during the first quarter of the team’s 18 point loss to the Cairns Taipans. “The pain was too bad and he couldn’t even make a fist” informed the media.
Childress time in Australia has been ravaged by injury, forcing him to sit courtside for 21 of the teams 41 games so far.
Editors Note: The notion that come Monday Childress will have suited up only 50% of his Sydney Kings career seems crazy. The fact it feels like we’ve seen him every week is a testiment to the way the NBL and Kings have marketed his presence… it makes you wonder why we haven’t been successful marketing other players in the league like that.
Childress received scans on his hand on Sunday and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks of action, which means as many as seven matches could be missed as a result. With Childress having already injured his other hand (left), and his foot this season it scares me to think four weeks may be much more likely than two.
The Kings will be replacing Childress with a short term option, based on prior history (NBA players Baron Davis, Josh Howard and Jordan Crawford were considered as replacements prior to the team signing Al Harrington) the chances that player is someone the basketball public are well aware of is a high possibility.