- Jan 20, 2008
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
Contract Status: Restricted? Free Agent 2024
Last Game Played: Currently in the side
Injury Status: n/a
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“'Rids’ (Jordan Ridley) copped that whack across the face,” Murphy told Dons Digital’s Performance Update.
“Unfortunately, he had some concussion symptoms in the game, so that rules him out for this week as well.
“He’s come back to (a) baseline, he had a good day yesterday and he’ll gradually build up his training this week.
“We predict he’ll fully train next week and be up and going for the Carlton game.”
Another positive ahead of the Dons’ round seven fixture is the confirmed availability of reigning Crichton medallist Jordan Ridley.
After sustaining a head knock against Brisbane in round five and missing Essendon’s Anzac Day win due to AFL concussion protocols, Ridley has fully recovered and will be available for selection.
“Rids (Jordan Ridley) took it very easy during the week and we made sure we stuck to the protocols and got that right,” Murphy said.
“On the weekend, he completed a really solid session with ‘Stuz’ (James Stewart) as his sort of last little tick off.
“He’ll do a full week of training and be available (for Sunday).”
To me it was more his tracking of Fritsch that daySo an area of weakness first really exposed, at least to my memory, by Fritsch last round 2020, is Ridley's 1v1 defending.
I though his defending was top notch against Carlton. So far it's holding up on the replay. Really seemed to dominate the 1v1 contest he was involved in.
For a defender he is , well poor in his actual defensive actions. Great defensive interceptor and is calm with the ball in his hands but he is about a D+ at actually defending a player one on one or playing tight.