Australia without Xavier Cooks in World Cup

2019-08-14T10:51:40+00:00 2019-08-14T10:52:11+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

14/Aug/19 10:51

The Australian national team in need for a replacement in the 2019 FIBA World Cup squad.

By John Askounis/

One week after announcing the 12-man squad for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Australia is a player short. According to multiple reports from Australia, the 27-year-old swingman of SIG Strasbourg suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and was ruled out of the World Cup.

Cooks was set to debut with his national team in a major FIBA competition following an impressive training camp run. However, his injury will not allow him to travel to China with his teammates forcing the Boomers to name a replacement for Andrej Lemanis’ 12-man squad.

Australia will compete in Group H facing Canada on September 1st, Senegal on September 3rd and Lithuania on September 5th. First and second place of the group set to take place at Dongguan leads to Group L of the second round, third and fourth to classification matches.

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