Perhaps the best news coming out of Newcastle Eagles’ win at Manchester on Sunday was not the victory but the fitness report on Drew Lasker. Lasker put in a fabulous performance on the road tagging 21 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists.

However, after a clash with teammate Darius Defoe he limped out of the game with a badly turned ankle. The prognosis though is not too bad with a severe strain being the result and no lasting ligament or other damage.

Lasker is hoping to be fit for this Friday’s huge BBL Trophy quarter final clash with Sheffield Sharks at the ECA but reflected first on that win in Manchester.