Player Watch # 2: Tom Bellchambers - 6 weeks with a calf strain - 28/6

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Lore

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A free hit that will most likely end up in a delsting wish the club would stop persisting with players like McNiece
Why is that a problem? Having McNiece didn't prevent us from taking anyone in the mid-season draft. All we had to do was add another of our three season ending injuries to the LTI list.

He's on the Category B rookie list, so he's not taking up any space on the main list or the rookie list. His salary is not even in the cap unless he is upgraded.

Why whine about that? What do we have to lose?
 

Mr Mojo Risin

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Why is that a problem? Having McNiece didn't prevent us from taking anyone in the mid-season draft. All we had to do was add another of our three season ending injuries to the LTI list.

He's on the Category B rookie list, so he's not taking up any space on the main list or the rookie list. His salary is not even in the cap unless he is upgraded.

Why whine about that? What do we have to lose?
It was the reason Dodoro gave for not using the second pick in the mid-season draft which was really a cover up for the fact they f’ed up IMO.
 

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It was the reason Dodoro gave for not using the second pick in the mid-season draft which was really a cover up for the fact they f’ed up IMO.
More likely the ruckman we wanted went before our pick and not much else to choose from. Most clubs left picks on the table
 

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More likely the ruckman we wanted went before our pick and not much else to choose from. Most clubs left picks on the table
Yes no doubt, although I think we could afford to have a look at a ruck regardless given Daniher and Draper were out for the season and Stewart was injured. They already knew Clarke wasn’t providing a lot and TBell is getting on.
 

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Update on Tom:
“Tom Bellchambers has been pretty slow to get going so far. Given we’re estimating a six-week injury, he’s not quite at the point where he could run yet.

“We’ll just be seeing his progress over the next week or two and making the best decision about how to bring him up towards the end of the season.
 

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The 6 weeks from the last update we got would be a return in round 21. This doesn't make it sound like he's progressing as quickly as they might have hoped... though it's only really been two and a half weeks.

The club is maintaining its patience with the rehabilitation of regular ruckman Tom Bellchambers, who is continuing to recover from a calf injury suffered in the side’s victory over Greater Western Sydney in round 15.

“With Tom Bellchambers, we’re still waiting for the point where he can test clinically well enough where he can run pain-free and he’s not quite yet at that point.

“We’re just being patient and working with Tom to build him up once he’s ready to.”
 
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