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Australia’s national basketball team, the Boomers, faces an unexpected setback as Jock Landale’s FIBA World Cup participation is thrown into doubt following a left ankle injury.

According to Olgun Uluc of ESPN, the formidable big man suffered the injury early in a recent game, leaving a significant gap in the team’s frontcourt depth.

Australia’s head coach Brian Goorjian acknowledged the likelihood of Landale’s absence, implying that the team’s lineup decisions might naturally resolve with his non-availability.