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Perth's Martin sidelined with broken jaw

AAP logoAAP 25/10/2016

Perth captain Damian Martin will spend two weeks on the sidelines with a broken jaw sustained in the Wildcats' NBL win over Melbourne United.

Martin stayed on the court despite copping the painful whack to the face in the third quarter, playing a key role in the tense 72-69 away win on Sunday.

The guard pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds against United to go with his five assists and two steals, picking up a fractured jaw for his troubles.

The Australian Rio Olympian needs a plate inserted into his face and will go into surgery on Tuesday.

It means he is likely to miss the second-placed Wildcats' clashes with Illawarra and Adelaide.

Perth's guard stocks are set to be further tested, with Jarrod Kenny also in the casualty ward and expected to miss three-to-five weeks with a groin injury.

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