WORCESTER Wolves face an anxious wait to discover the severity of centre Dallin Bachnyski’s injury after he underwent an MRI scan.

The 7ft centre has not featured in Wolves’ past five games due to an issue with his Achilles tendon on his right foot.

Head coach Paul James admitted Bachnyski’s absence was a “big loss” for the British Basketball League outfit and was hopeful of getting the problem rectified “as soon as possible”.

“Dallin has had an MRI scan so we can get to the bottom of what the injury is,” James said.

“He has got some pain in his Achilles tendon so it is something that needs to be look at properly.

“He hasn’t trained for a couple of weeks and has missed five games this month already so we have been doing what we can with what we have got.

“I think the guys have really stepped up to the plate, but hopefully we will get to the bottom of the problem later this week and try to get that rectified as soon as possible.

“For us to be the team that we want to be we need everybody fit and able to play.”

James also reckoned Bachnyski would have made a difference last Sunday as Wolves lost 161-152 on aggregate to Sheffield Sharks in the BBL Trophy semi-final.

In December, Worcester claimed a tough win at Sharks to progress through to the BBL Cup final, but were unable to repeat their heroics as Sheffield’s 75-66 success, coupled with last Wednesday’s 86-86 first-leg tie, sent them through to March’s Trophy final.

“Dallin could have got 15 points and 10 rebounds in that game so that’s what we were missing,” James said.

“That clearer is a big loss for us and if he had been playing I am pretty confident it would have been a different story.”

George Beamon top-scored with 21 points while Alex Navajas tallied 13 points, followed by 11 for Michael Ojo.

James was also unhappy with the way the game was officiated at Sharks, claiming the calls “played into Sheffield’s hands”.

“We have had better officials in games,” James said.

“It was very frustrating how the game was being called and the more frustrated we got the more interesting the calls got.

“But we have got to show a bit more composure to be able to play through those things.

“Forget about the referee, we didn’t shoot a high percentage from the three-point line and we were below par with our free-throws.

“It was a tough game and clearly not the result we wanted. We never really got going offensively and defensively even though we got them down to 75 points.

“It wasn’t to be.”