Rohanee Cox out 2-4 months with knee injury

Rohanee Cox out 2-4 months with knee injury

Beijing Olympian and reigning Women's National Basketball League Most Valuable Player Rohanee Cox is out of tonight's international against New Zealand in Canberra and will miss the start of the WNBL season in October.

Cox injured her left knee in the opening quarter of the Opals match with the Tall Ferns in New Zealand on Monday and underwent an MRI scan this morning at Deakin University with the test results revealing a ‘bucket handle’ tear of the meniscus in her left knee.

There was no visible damage to the anterior cruciate ligament Cox had repaired in 2004.

Cox will sit courtside as the Opals battle it out with the Tall Ferns for the FIBA Oceania Championship for Women tonight before returning to Townsville where she will undergo surgery and rehabilitation.

Doctor’s say she will be back on court in 2-4 months.

With the 2009/10 WNBL season tipping off in exactly a month, on October 2nd, Cox could miss the opening third of the 18 week regular season.

While understandably upset to be injured at all, the 2008 Deadly Award winner for Female Sportsperson of the Year was quietly pleased with the test results, having feared greater damage and a longer period off the court.

Photo courtesy of FIBA Oceania