Sacrifice for Kangaroos Mechelen: top scorer and candidate MVP Brian Fobbs out for months with a torn Achilles tendon

Brain Fobbs had to leave the parquet on crutches on Saturday. He has to go under the knife and his campaign is immediately over. — © GOYVAERTS/GMAX AGENCY

Sacrifice for Kangaroos Mechelen. American strongman Brian Fobbs will not play again this season. The top scorer of the BetFirst BNXT League and candidate MVP will undergo Achilles tendon surgery today and will be out for at least eight months. “This is a tough one to take,” sighs Coach of the Year Kristof Michiels. The club from Mechelen normally looks for a replacement.

Patrick Ceulemans

Deep in the third quarter, Brian Fobbs had to leave the court with a foot injury in the game won for Kangaeroes Mechelen against Leuven Bears last Saturday. He walked out of the Mechelse Winketkaai on crutches. “I have a good eye for it,” he added. “I think it’s a serious injury. It radiates to the Achilles tendon,” said coach Kristof Michiels. Today’s diagnosis in the hospital confirmed coach Michiels’ fears. “Brian is still undergoing Achilles tendon surgery today. He has a long rehabilitation ahead of him and his season is therefore over,” said Kristof Michiels.

“After the operation I will finish my rehabilitation in Mechelen. I will stay with the team and cheer for new successes,” said Brian Fobbs. The 24-year-old and 1m96 tall American forward is the showpiece in the BetFirst BNXT League this season. With an average of 20.1 points, he is the top scorer of the ten Belgian clubs. He also has the highest computer rating, including the ten Dutch clubs, and was a candidate MVP. In the Ster van de Coaches referendum of Het Nieuwsblad he also sparkles authoritarian in the lead.

For Kangaroes Mechelen, which sparkles firmly in the top-5 with 9 out of 14 and is on its way to Elite Gold, this is of course something to swallow. “We still have to play four tough matches (to Mons and Leuven Bears and at home to Liège and Charleroi) in the Belgian part of the regular phase. Starting Saturday in Bergen. Without Brian and no replacement yet, it will be intense weeks towards that Elite Gold. Hopefully we can deal with it collectively in the first instance,” said coach Kristof Michiels of vice-champion Kangaroos Mechelen.

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