Rush fans can breathe a sigh of relief as it appears import guard Chanise Jenkins will not miss any games after going down with a scary injury during Ballarat's Saturday night loss to Dandenong.
Jenkins collapsed to the floor 13 seconds into the second quarter after running into a stiff screen set by Dandenong forward Isobel Anstey. It appeared as though Anstey's knee collided with Jenkins' knee.
Jenkins had to be helped from the court by member of the Rush coaching staff.
Miners coach Brendan Joyce was watching the game and said while the injury was quite concerning at the time Jenkins recovery has already taken a step in the right direction.
"We were quite alarmed after the game but we're feeling a bit better today with the news that the swelling has gone way down," he said.
"She's seeing a physio (on Monday) but we think she's going to be okay which is fantastic because she's a good girl and a good player."
Watch Brendan Joyce speak about the Chanise Jenkins injury:
Fellow American import Olivia Hackman said it's always difficult to see a teammate get hurt.
"It hurts but hopefully she'll go to the doctor and be all good," she said.
Jenkins will have an extra week to recover from the knock as the Rush enjoy a week off over Easter.
Despite the poor start to the season, both Hackman and Joyce are confident the Rush will be able to put some wins on the board after the break.
The Rush have played three of the top eight teams in the NBL1 women's competition so far, consistently challenging each of them.
Joyce said he expects the Rush to produce results after the Easter break.
"I still think the Rush are finding their way a bit,"
"They've played three of the top four teams - they're going to get some wins, they just have to hang tough and focus on what they've got to do to get across the line."
Hackman echoed Joyce's sentiments.
"I'm very confident, we just have to figure a few things out and work out a few kinks and we should be alright. We've been playing and practicing really well so we've just gotta keep that up and keep everything rolling," Hackman said.
Joyce said he was pleased with the perseverance his Miners showed in holding on during their 80-73 win against the Dandenong Rangers. The Miners dominated early leading Joyce to draw comparisons to one of the best teams in the world.
"We looked like the Golden State Warriors in the first half - we played some magnificent basketball."
The second half was a different story as the Miners were held to just 24 points. Joyce said while it was a concern to see his side give up their lead, he was pleased in their ability to close towards the end of the game.
"To lose a lead like that - the game got very physical and we just found it difficult to score and they got their confidence up."
Joyce heaped praise on American import Jerry Evans Jr, who he started for the first time this season. The six foot nine inch forward was a nightmare for Rangers, attacking from all areas of the court.
"I think they had heaps of trouble with (Evans Jr)," Joyce said.
"His versatility is something they had a lot of problems with because he's too big when he's playing (small forward) or too mobile playing (power forward)."
Evans Jr said he was simply doing what the team needed of him and noted that he will be happy in any role.
Watch Jerry Evans Jr speak about his role with the Miners:
"I do what the team needs," he said.
"Right now it just seems to be my time (to score) and hopefully that will continue."
Looking forward, Evans Jr is excited to be joined on the court by former University of Nevada teammate and childhood friend Marqueze Coleman after the Easter break, who coach Joyce said was "100 per cent healed" from his hamstring injury.
"I can't wait to play with him again that's going to be an amazing feeling for me. Like I've said before it's not often you get to play professionally with your college teammates."