Wildcats star Bryce Cotton has officially ruled himself out the remainder of the NBL season.
Cotton admitted he was lucky to escape permanent damage to his left leg after suffering a haematoma to his left quadriceps.
“It’s over with. I don’t even want to give fans false hope. I couldn’t be out there even if I wanted to,” Cotton said on Thursday.
(My daughter) is not even two years old and she’s walking better than me. I’m still in the ginger stage where I can’t do too much.
“If we do anything too quick, it can start bleeding and be basically back at ground zero.”
Losing Cotton is a huge blow to the second-placed Wildcats, who are aiming for a hat-trick of titles.
Perth will be back in action on Friday night in a top-of-the-table clash with Melbourne United.