Miners face tense wait over scans for injured Roy Booker

SCANS on Ballarat Miners’ star import Roy Booker for his injured Achilles tendon have been pushed back.

Ballarat Miner Roy Booker.

Ballarat Miner Roy Booker.

Booker was initially scheduled to have an MRI yesterday afternoon.

It continues a tense wait for the GMHBA Miners on the American showman since he was helped off the floor late in the fourth quarter of a battle with Geelong at the MARS Minerdome on Saturday night.

News from down the Midland Highway was far from good for Geelong Supercats with confirmation their star import Mike Mercer had ruptured his Achilles in the South East Australian Basketball League game.

Mercer went down in a similar fashion to Booker but deep in overtime, which the Supercats won by two points.

Miners coach David Flint said the news of Mercer was terrible, a huge blow for the Supercats.

Booker sustained his injury when he moved to push off and drive down the court.

The experienced international has quickly become a favourite to win SEABL most valuable player honours in his debut season with the Miners. Flint and his team were trying to stay as positive as possible until they learned the extent of Booker’s injury.

Booker has twice won SEABL player of the week honours and was SEABL player of the month for May.

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