Injury 2019 Injury Thread

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catempire

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Indefinite is a real frustration for him and for us.
Best we forget about him completely until he actually plays.
From the Addy:

Cockatoo suffered damage to his posterior cruciate ligament for the second time in a VFL match at Sandringham on July 15 last year and hasn’t played at any level since.
He also suffered a similar injury in the Round 3 clash with West Coast in 2018.
The Geelong Advertiser understands there is nothing structurally wrong with Cockatoo’s PCL, but he has been battling pain and swelling in his knee.
He had a cortisone injection into his knee recently in an attempt to settle it. A groin problem, tonsillitis, a spider bite and hamstring issues also hampered his pre-season.
A spate of hamstring injures also ravaged his career.
Geelong has always taken an ultra-cautious with one of its prized assets and has been reluctant to put a return date on Cockatoo this season.
Cats football boss Simon Lloyd told the Geelong Advertiser yesterday Cockatoo was still rated as a “medium to long-term” prospect, but had been “making progress” in his recovery.
 

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From the Addy:

Cockatoo suffered damage to his posterior cruciate ligament for the second time in a VFL match at Sandringham on July 15 last year and hasn’t played at any level since.
He also suffered a similar injury in the Round 3 clash with West Coast in 2018.
The Geelong Advertiser understands there is nothing structurally wrong with Cockatoo’s PCL, but he has been battling pain and swelling in his knee.
He had a cortisone injection into his knee recently in an attempt to settle it. A groin problem, tonsillitis, a spider bite and hamstring issues also hampered his pre-season.
A spate of hamstring injures also ravaged his career.
Geelong has always taken an ultra-cautious with one of its prized assets and has been reluctant to put a return date on Cockatoo this season.
Cats football boss Simon Lloyd told the Geelong Advertiser yesterday Cockatoo was still rated as a “medium to long-term” prospect, but had been “making progress” in his recovery.
A spider bite.
 

Landgraft

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I have more faith in the list the AFL website makes up than the official club one
You're welcome to see if Parfitt, Fogarty and Buzza play this week - I hope they do.

They're similar lists overall but in previous years the AFL.com.au list has been way off the mark at times. The clubs not perfect, but is more accurate. I think this is because the list for the AFL website has to be lodged ahead of time, while the list for the club website can be updated at the clubs discretion, so things are more likely to have changed by time of publishing on the AFL website.
 

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Rohan is showing the value of extreme pace and power inside the forward 50. Cockatoo will be given every chance to get right. Looks doubtful for senior football this year.
 

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Anyone heard anything about Okunbor? Hasn't played since the VFL practice matches, and has fallen into the 'Cowan chasm' with respect to our published injury lists.
 

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However, Nakia Cockatoo remains a while away as he recovers from a PCL injury, with Scott conceding the injury-plagued youngster will not return until the second half of the year.

"It's slow and it's a meticulously developed program," Scott said.

"The priority is him getting in really good shape before we even consider playing him."
 

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Anyone heard anything about Okunbor? Hasn't played since the VFL practice matches, and has fallen into the 'Cowan chasm' with respect to our published injury lists.
They mentioned him on the Podcast this week... I cant remember what they said ..sore feet from running ?
 
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goyoucatters

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They mentioned him on the Podcast this week... I cant remember what they said ..sore feet form running ?
Thanks, Turbo. He's another intriguing story in how he came to footy. And the raw highlights of his Gaelic exploits suggest he could have some serious athleticism about him if he can pick up the unique skill-set required for AFL.

And given the way MOC has come on from such a long way back developmentally, you couldn't rule out the prospect of our latest Irish import becoming a decent exponent of our game as well.

No pressure, Stefan...

:cool:
 

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However, Nakia Cockatoo remains a while away as he recovers from a PCL injury, with Scott conceding the injury-plagued youngster will not return until the second half of the year.

"It's slow and it's a meticulously developed program," Scott said.

"The priority is him getting in really good shape before we even consider playing him."
Sounds like they are building him up to ship him off?
 

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The club wants Cocky and Cocky wants to stay. Contract talks aren't resuming until he's back playing according to the Ablettiser.
Yep absolutely no chance the club ships him out for pick 50+. He'll be given every chance at least this year and next year to overcome his injury issues.
 
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