Injury 2019 Injury Thread

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Baudolino

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So apparently Selwood has been playing with knee tendinitis.

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2019/06/13/joel-selwood-dealing-with-lingering-knee-injury/

Sam McClure has provided some insight into Joel Selwood’s struggles so far this year, revealing he’s dealing with knee tendinitis.

The Geelong skipper has averaged 21 disposals this year, the lowest since his first season of footy back in 2007.

“Joel Selwood has been down on form. His last four weeks – 18 disposals, 17, 22 and 21,” McClure told SEN’s The Match Committee.

“Whether Joel or Geelong are willing to admit this or not, he’s injured. He’s got knee tendinitis and he’s been struggling.

“He’s been barely able to train in the last month or so. We know he missed two weeks earlier in the season with a leg problem, I think it was a similar injury.”

Former Western Bulldogs coach Terry Wallace admits knee tendinitis is a tough injury to recover from and isn’t a matter of just taking a month off.

“It’s a difficult injury because what you can do, if you off-load them hoping it’ll get better, you actually come back and as soon as you put the pressure back on, you’re quite regularly back in the same spot as you were so you’ve achieved nothing,” Wallace said.

https://www.sen.com.au/news/2019/06/13/joel-selwood-dealing-with-lingering-knee-injury/
 

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It seemed pretty obvious he hasn't been playing at 100% since he came back from the couple of weeks off.

Hopefully a week off and getting his 60k back will see progressive improvement through the second half of the year - it is great to have the luxury to finally be able to carry him for a change!
 

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Does anyone see Henderson getting a best22 game with all players available atm ? Taylor's form has been good and Hendersons injuries have made in a no contest. The only down side is Taylor being that bit older , in theory LH has time on his side but I think in body they are of similar age. Right now having a 22-23 year old CHB in the VFL would just about be the last straw for LH..so he has that in his favour. We lack that ..and as good as our form has been one can see injuries to the key players would gut the side.
 

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Does anyone see Henderson getting a best22 game with all players available atm ? Taylor's form has been good and Hendersons injuries have made in a no contest. The only down side is Taylor being that bit older , in theory LH has time on his side but I think in body they are of similar age. Right now having a 22-23 year old CHB in the VFL would just about be the last straw for LH..so he has that in his favour. We lack that ..and as good as our form has been one can see injuries to the key players would gut the side.
Hendo ahead of Henry easily.
 

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So apparently Selwood has been playing with knee tendinitis.
We are in a strong enough position that he should just be rested 'til finals, so he can get himself completely right. Bring Menegola back in after the bye or Round 16, and then he can fill Sel's spot until he is absolutely 100% at the business end
 

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Does anyone see Henderson getting a best22 game with all players available atm ? Taylor's form has been good and Hendersons injuries have made in a no contest. The only down side is Taylor being that bit older , in theory LH has time on his side but I think in body they are of similar age. Right now having a 22-23 year old CHB in the VFL would just about be the last straw for LH..so he has that in his favour. We lack that ..and as good as our form has been one can see injuries to the key players would gut the side.
Can't see it. Would take an undesirable change to the role of Blicavs or Taylor. Don't think he's like for like with Henry who has been playing on mediums.
 

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I’d leave hendo in the vfl. That injury will hinder him anyway, and i doubt his form would be much good.
 

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I think Henderson is a better player than Henry is at this stage (though Henry hopefully has plenty of improvement left in him), but I don't think Henderson could play the same role that Henry currently is. Same with Kolo - both are more flexible in terms of match ups.

I see it as Henderson, Taylor and Blicavs vying for 2 spots in the side - and Blicavs is well and truly locked into one of them, which makes it Taylor vs Henderson. At the beginning of the year I'd have expected it to be Henderson, but Taylor's form has been good to great all year so it's his to lose at this point.
 

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I think Henderson is a better player than Henry is at this stage (though Henry hopefully has plenty of improvement left in him), but I don't think Henderson could play the same role that Henry currently is. Same with Kolo - both are more flexible in terms of match ups.

I see it as Henderson, Taylor and Blicavs vying for 2 spots in the side - and Blicavs is well and truly locked into one of them, which makes it Taylor vs Henderson. At the beginning of the year I'd have expected it to be Henderson, but Taylor's form has been good to great all year so it's his to lose at this point.
Structure of the backline is the best it's been for some time , Blitz and HT to play on the tall KPF's , Kolo and Henry able to lock down talls , mediums and some smalls , Touhy and Stewart to take the smalls and mediums with Stewart taking the interceptor role ( that Henry had last year)
IIRC the only bags have come from Cameron and Brown so there may be some work to do in locking down these types but overall the defence gets an A+ so far.
Henderson and Bews are depth for mine , handy depth at that :thumbsu:
 

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Henderson is not a replacement for Taylor or blicavs. He is an absolute ****-truck when it comes to one on one defending. Not only that, he runs like he is moon walking through quicksand and requires acres of space just to change direction.
 

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Henderson is not a replacement for Taylor or blicavs. He is an absolute ****-truck when it comes to one on one defending. Not only that, he runs like he is moon walking through quicksand and requires acres of space just to change direction.
Carji Top 7 his last full season.
Ahead of Taylor.
 

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Henderson is not a replacement for Taylor or blicavs. He is an absolute ****-truck when it comes to one on one defending. Not only that, he runs like he is moon walking through quicksand and requires acres of space just to change direction.
A tad harsh, but hard to find a spot in the current lineup for him.
Henry's upside and versatility, and Taylor's renaissance, keeps him on the sideline
Henderson's time in the hoops may be limited. I see him, if fit and able, heading to another club next year unless Taylor pulls the pin.
(Which may be possible if we get the chocolates this year. Maybe even if we don't)
 
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