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Taine Murray will be forced to sit out the remainder of the Sal’s NBL Season after suffering an injury during Thursday night’s game versus the Taranaki Mountainairs.

During the second quarter, Taine suffered a knock to his left hand. An X-ray on Friday morning confirmed the injury, which will be managed conservatively and will not require surgery.

Murray, who heads back to Rosmini College on Monday morning, started all 10 games of the season playing 32 minutes per game and averaging 17.5 points per game.

While the news is disappointing, Taine is seeing the bigger picture.

“Taine is understandably disappointed that he cannot finish the season with the team, but he has shown a very positive and mature attitude knowing that he will be back on court in the near future” said Huskies General Manager, Matt Lacey.

“For Taine to be able to play 10 games for the Huksies and showcase the talent that he has is what this Sals NBL season is all about – uncovering the huge amount of young talent New Zealand has around the country” Lacey added.

The Huskies will be making an announcement on a replacement player prior to Sunday’s clash with the Nelson Giants.