Hawks centre Larry Davidson is an unlikely starter for this Sunday's road meeting with the Melbourne Tigers.
Davidson hobbled from the court after he rolled his ankle in the second quarter of yesterday's 97-89 home loss to the New Zealand Breakers and played no further part in the match.
"We'll get it scanned [today] and then we'll know more, depending on the swelling," Wollongong coach Gordie McLeod said.
Rookie centre Shane Harris-Tunks was thrown into action when Davidson broke down, racking up three rebounds and two points in a five-minute cameo.
But Dave Gruber was the main man in the middle in Davidson's absence and is the favourite to earn a promotion to the starting five if Davidson is sidelined.
"There's a concern with where Larry's at, and if we're going to be down Larry, we're going to have to work out which way we're going to play," McLeod said.
"We have to find what our style is and what's going to be our game.
"We have to use our strengths and improve our weaknesses, and we need to spread the load."
The Hawks faced their toughest weekend of the season, losing by 40 to Perth on Friday before going down to the defending champions.
"It's not an easy road trip," McLeod said.
"It was really tough on the guys in Perth. The crowd gave it to us big time.
"I was really proud of the way the guys bounced back today and put in a good performance.
"Going to play the Tigers, they've got some size, but that's a new challenge and the guys need to have a day off. They need to switch off and recover before we re-focus for the Tigers."
The Hawks had their chances to win yesterday's game but broke down a few times defensively in the closing stages.
"It was embarrassing in Perth, and we wanted to come home and fight hard, which we did," Wollongong guard Rotnei Clarke said.
"It was just disappointing we didn't get the win."