27 Apr 2011

Breakers take cautious approach to star's back problem

7:03 pm on 27 April 2011

The New Zealand Breakers have taken a cautious approach to the back spasm that caused Kirk Penney to miss most of today's training for Friday night's Australian National Basketball League championship decider against Cairns.

After narrowly missing their chance to seal the title in Cairns in game two on Sunday the Breakers had a tough workout and coach Andrej Lemanis says Penney didn't risk missing game three.

Lemanis says the problems aren't new for Penney and he knows how to look after his back so it's more of a precaution than anything else.

Tom Abercrombie also sat out out some of Wednesday's tough training session with a bruised heel but he's expected to be fit.