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Sheffield Sharks’ Kyle Odister’s shoulder injury, which has ruled him out for the rest of the season, could be career-ending, surgeons say.
The 25-year-old point guard has suffered a bankart fracture and it is likely to take up to three months before any rehab can begin.
With full restoration of the shoulder movement critical to his future as a basketball player, doctors are concerned that Odister may never fully recover.
Furthermore, they will not know the true impact of the injury for four or five months.
However, Sarah Backovic, Director at Sharks Basketball was optimistic, saying that Odister is a “pretty determined guy” and highlighting his recoveries from previous injuries he’s suffered.
Coach Atiba Lyons said: “We are very sorry to lose Kyle to such a serious injury, he made a significant contribution to getting the Sharks to the Play Off finals last season and in the final itself he was outstanding.”
Odister will return to the United States in a few weeks to begin rehab, having been fully released from his Sharks contract to do so.
Sharks’ management will be meeting later today to discuss how to replace Odister, as well as injured center Tony Wroblicky.