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Weak at the Knees Part II

Chris McMaster takes us through why the ACL is injured, exploring the mechanism of the knee. ACL injuries occur in a variety of different ways, but the principles remain the same. The ACL attaches to the inside of the tibia (shin), but to the outside of the femur (thigh). This

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Weak at the Knees

It has been a horror run for knee injuries this pre-season, and that was only after Round 1 of the NAB Cup. Some have come in-game, others before the first ball-up has even been contested. By my count, we have seen 3 ACL tears and 2 isolated MCL tears this

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Injury Wrap: NAB Cup Week 1

Richmond, Hawthorn and North Melbourne The first game of football for 2012 was a forgettable one for all involved. In a generally scrappy affair, North Melbourne came away with a narrow victory at the expense of an injury headache. Leigh Adams and Reece Conca clashed heads, with Adams needing to

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LeCras out for the count

In the countdown to the first football match of 2012, the Eagles have been dealt a crushing blow. Mercurial forward Mark LeCras has been sidelined indefinitely with a tear to the ACL in his right knee. The incident occurred yesterday during training, not long after LeCras was announced in the

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Pre-season Health Check Part 2: Hawthorn to Western Bulldogs

After going A to G, we turn our focus to the remaining nine teams to put the spotlight on a key player and their fight for fitness in season 2012. Hawthorn: Jarryd Roughhead – Jarryd Roughead had a difficult 2011. An achilles tendon rupture in round 12 meant that Roughead

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Pre-season Health Check Part 1: Adelaide to GWS

We go through every team to put the spotlight on a key player and their fight for fitness in season 2012. Whether it’s an ACL or patella tendinopathy, read about it hear on BigFooty News. Adelaide: Ben Rutten – Adelaide appear to have escaped with a relatively injury-free pre-season. The

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Club PWLD%Pts
1 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle7700144.428
2 Eagles West Coast7520156.620
3 Sydney Swans Sydney7520130.520
4 Adelaide Crows Adelaide7520123.620
5 GWS Giants GWS7520117.520
6 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn743015316
7 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood7430120.416
8 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs743010016
9 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne743099.916
10 Geelong Cats Geelong84409616
11 Richmond Tigers Richmond7340102.712
12 Essendon Bombers Essendon734091.712
13 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide734090.212
14 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda725080.98
15 Melbourne Demons Melbourne725067.38
16 Brisbane Lions Brisbane725066.78
17 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast716073.64
18 Carlton FC Carlton817064.94