The Sydney Kings season and playoff aspirations could be in dire straights with news that import point guard Corin Henry will be ruled out for the remainder of the iiNet NBL season.
Henry faces a stint on the sideline of approximately 12 weeks due to a torn tendon in his wrist. The injury reportedly occurred during last Saturday’s overtime loss to the defending champions, the New Zealand Breakers.
The news of Henry’s injury will be heartbreaking to Kings fans who currently reside in fourth position on the ladder, a position that Sydney would be in severe jeopardy of losing.
Henry, a 24 year old point guard has been a standout contributor for the Kings all season, averaging 13.2 PPG, the second highest average on the Sydney roster.
The Sydney Kings sit fourth on the NBL ladder with 10 wins and 12 losses, however have lost their last six games. While the return of James Harvey will soften the scoring blow and Aaron Bruce will take on a greater role as point guard, Henry’s absence will still leave a massive hole in the squad.
Due to the timing of the injury, the Sydney Kings will not be able to find a replacement for Henry, as there are not enough games left in the season for the replacement player to qualify for playoffs.