HORSHAM basketballer Mitch Creek is out for six to eight weeks after fracturing his foot during Friday’s clash with his team, the Adelaide 36ers.
“I heard a massive snap and then popping sound in my foot, and each step it repeated itself. Ended up with a nice old line through the bone,” he said.
Creek will endure two weeks with crutches and no weight bearing and two weeks of movement and weight.
By week four he expects to be back in normal shoes and by week six, back on the court and the gym to start shooting and lifting.
Creek said the news was heartbreaking but he remained positive.
“Obviously it is not what you want to hear from the doctors, given everything that’s been going on and the way the team is going,” he said.
“In saying that, we have a long way to go.
“It is just one of those things. It feels as if I’ve almost wasted nine months of sacrifices and relationships and friendships.
“To miss all of that to prepare and have it taken away is tough.
“I am going to be fine though, at the end of the day.”
Creek said he is determined to come back bigger and better.
“There is no use sooking about it, it won’t speed up my recovery at all,” he said.
“Considering I won’t be at training I will be able to do other things and have the ability to help others.
“It is also a chance to focus on my ball handling and heaps of other things.
“I can devote my time to that and be a better basketballer for it.”