WORCESTER Wolves will make a late call on the fitness of Filip Krämer ahead of tomorrow’s British Basketball League basement battle with Glasgow Rocks at the Emirates Arena (5pm).

A knee issue forced the Austrian international to sit out Wolves’ 92-86 defeat to Manchester Giants at the University of Worcester Arena and the 99-86 loss at Surrey Scorchers last weekend.

Head coach Ty Shaw said the “important” power forward had trained a “little bit” this week but he had yet to decide whether he was fit enough to line up against Rocks.

“Filip picked up the injury in the All-Star Championships,” Shaw said.

“We thought we had come through it with a clean bill of health but it’s the bumps and bruises that happen after and Filip has got a small issue with his knee.

“The question we always ask a basketball player is ‘Are you hurt or injured?’ “Everyone is hurting a little bit because when you get into the season something is always sore but being injured is a different thing.

“We will see how Filip goes today and we will make that decision on game day.

“To have any of our big guys available is going to be extremely important for us but we have had some unfortunate injuries there.

“Filip is definitely an important player for us.”

American forward Deshawn Freeman has yet to arrive in Worcester after the club announced his signing two weeks ago.

But Shaw was delighted to see fit-again Terrel Martin-Garcia make his comeback from injury as he featured against Giants and Scorchers.

“As a team we would love to have come out of that weekend with two wins,” Shaw said.

“But from a standpoint of getting everyone healthy I think Terrel had a pretty good weekend.

“It is going to be a slow comeback so he is going to have limited minutes at times but what he did for us was pretty good.”

Wolves are on a run of five straight defeats and level on points with bottom club Glasgow who have lost six of their first seven games.

A loss to Rocks will see Worcester slump to the foot of the table but Shaw insisted “building continuity” within the team was a big focus for him.

“It is going to be a tough game,” Shaw said.

“It is a long road trip that I don’t think anyone envies.

“For us it is a chance to use that time on the bus to do some bonding and come together as a team.

“I wouldn’t call this a desperate situation. I think the most important thing for us is getting guys healthy and continuing to gel as a team.

“We didn’t have an ideal pre-season and we have had some guys hurt so it is about building continuity, focusing on the small details and trying to get the five guys on the floor and the side pushing in one direction.”