Wollongong Hawks lose Larry Davidson for a month to an ankle injury
Half way through the Hawks game against the New Zealand Breakers Larry Davidson rolled his ankle coming down on a another players foot It was only in the second quarter when Larry Davidson had to sit out due to the rolled ankle and his departure leaves a very large gap in the Hawks rebounding potential. The Wollongong Hawks are already a rather short team but the loss of Davidson is going to wreak havoc on the start to their season. He has a cool head, can hit the long shots when it matters and is a presence on the inside both offensively and defensively. I think a lot of teams will use their height against the Hawks in the coming weeks with him out and it will be tough for the Hawks to remain competitive. No one from the Hawks has stated if they will be looking for a short term replacement but it may be an option. This is a big loss to a team that I believe has a lot of potential, with Rotnei Clark hitting 36 on the weekend if they can gel as a team and play some better defense across the whole game and then capitalize on the turnovers they force they will get some wins but losing Davidson has made it all the more hard.