PERTH Wildcats sharpshooter Dexter Kernich-Drew has suffered a broken jaw while playing for the Rockingham Flames in the State Basketball League.
Kernich-Drew was struck with an elbow while playing defence in the final minutes of the game between Rockingham and Perry Lakes on Friday night.
The 25-year-old was taken to hospital with a cut below his lip, which required stitches, and scans revealed a hairline fracture in his jaw.
After seeing a maxillofacial specialist this afternoon, Kernich-Drew received the good news that the fracture is stable, and he won’t require surgery.
However, he will miss the remainder of the SBL season and won’t be able to participate in high-intensity training for approximately six weeks.