SHERRAD Prezzie-Blue’s arrival at Worcester Wolves has suffered another setback because of Superstorm Sandy.
The 26-year-old American has missed the first nine British Basketball League games this season due to a work permit delay.
Having finally got the paperwork, he is now unable to complete his passport application in New York as the city continues to be battered by winds of up to 75mph.
Instead, he is stranded at his home in Newark, New Jersey, with his mother and sister and it could now be at least another week before he can fly to England.
Wolves had hoped to have their point guard in place for Sunday’s match at Glasgow Rocks but are now resigned to another waiting game.
Director of basketball Paul James, who confirmed the player and family were safe, said: “Sherrad had an appointment booked to get his biometrics - finger prints and eyes - done and then it takes two to three working days before he gets the passport back and we can fly him in. But with the hurricane coming over, that has put paid to that.
“I Skyped him to see whether he was able to do it but he said he couldn’t because everything was shut down.
“Now it’s a matter of waiting for everything to be up and running so he can re-book his appointment and send his passport off.
“It’s frustrating but it’s been so long now it will happen when it’s meant to happen, we have got to be patient.
“It was more frustrating at the beginning because things weren’t coming together but we are coping well without him.”