The Canterbury Rams would like to update our fans and the wider basketball community on Jack Salt and Joe Cook-Green’s injury status.
Disappointingly for Jack and our supporters, Jack has sustained an injury initially in early June which will rule him out of the upcoming Sal’s NBL Showdown season and playing for the Canterbury Rams. We are disappointed for Jack, as he has put in a lot of hard work and preparation to get back on the court this season. This setback Jack is taking exceptionally well, and he is feeling positive and motivated about his rehabilitation moving forward.
We have thoroughly enjoyed having Jack training with the team over the past month and working with him from abroad throughout the COVID-19 lockdown to prepare him for play. We will support him as an organisation over this next stage in his career and we look forward to having Jack continue to be involved with the team throughout the Sal’s NBL in Auckland.
Joe will be unable to participate in the league this year after sustaining an injury in training during the early June training period. Again, we are highly disappointed for Joe, as he has put in a lot of work over the off season to get ready to play. Joe has been training in Christchurch since returning from college and has also been involved in various community initiatives including the Rams in the Backyard program. His positive attitude and willingness to be with the team and still continue to make an impact is inspiring. We’ll continue to support Joe in his rehabilitation.
“We have been working hard to help our players prepare for the season during lockdown and then when we came together for our training camp in late May. Disappointingly for Jack and Joe they will not be able to participate in the upcoming Sals NBL but wish them all the best in their recovery,” stated Rams General Manager, Caleb Harrison.
The Rams will add former Mainland Eagles Academy player Tom Higgins as an injury replacement who has just completed his 2nd year at Texas A & M International in the US. Tom was a member of the New Zealand U19 World Cup team in 2019. At the completion of the Sal’s NBL Tom will return to Texas A & M International for his junior season.
The Canterbury Rams are continuing their preseason training in Auckland, in preparation for the opening game Tuesday 23rd June against the Huskies. A big thanks to our members & partners for their ongoing support, allowing us to be involved in the league.