Probably the most gruesome looking football injury picture I've seen, just amazed the guy is in the gym on a bike!! that sort of superhuman effort ends up as the stuff of legends!! Onya Gears!!Anyone seen the picture of Gearys leg? Unbelievable stuff. I really didn't enjoy looking at it.. made me physically ill. Amazing that a corky has caused that.
Talking about the backline it's just fantastic how Josh Battle who is still a 20yr old with only 13 games under his belt is holding down a key position in the backline , imagine how good he will be in a couple years.At the time, our tall defenders were, Brown and Joyce, with Joyce looking improved but his sole AFL game had been lack lustre.
Wilkie was drafted, but not tried, and surely we have doubts about his potential to play full back.
Battle had never played in defence. ( many of us were sceptical ).
It kind of made sense to try to get Gilbert, then get Rowe.
With Joyce looking comfortable at AFL level, and Battle thriving in defence, Wilkie tearing it apart as a third tall and Marsh in the wings, i'd certainly hope we were no longer looking towards Gilbert.
I'd prefer a ruck or midfielder.
Just having Steven out of the side is going to hurt us , however the others have to step up - hopefully Acres gets more time in the middle and of course Hunter should come straight back in.
Club and players will get behind him and give him as much time and help that he needs to get through this.
Disappointing news for all, hope Steven somehow manages to get on top of his issues..