Injury 2021 Injuries

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Diehard Saint

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 17, 2016
11,178
38,122
Melbourne
AFL Club
St Kilda
I rarely contemplate that he is still on our list. He’s the invisible man taking up 800k of the salary cap. The club does well to hide him from the public eye.
Disastrous recruiting decision and Hill is starting to look like one too - happy to give him a bit more time though before calling it.
 

pebblesofsand

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 18, 2011
7,245
18,973
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Ocean Grove Collendina Cobras
I don’t want to jinx anything to do with Gresham, but I do need to ask this question.
Is his injury the same as suffered by Hugh Goddard?
yep - Achilles. Likely to have a greater impact on career than an ACL. Largest tendon in the body so slowest to heal - hardest to get full recovery.

I know from personal experience.
 

gringo2011

Premium Gold
Nov 12, 2011
35,685
88,311
Melbourne
AFL Club
St Kilda
Roughy and Zac Williams both returned successfully from achilles as recent examples of players coming back from it fine.

I think it's confidence that holds you back, I had teammates with snapped achilles and they didn't trust them for a few years afterwards. They are a pretty traumatic injury, they roll up like a blind and snap like a rubber band.
 

BrutThough

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 2, 2010
11,397
43,035
AFL Club
St Kilda
I think it's confidence that holds you back, I had teammates with snapped achilles and they didn't trust them for a few years afterwards. They are a pretty traumatic injury, they roll up like a blind and snap like a rubber band.
Hopefully having some like Roughhead around who has recovered from it can help him a bit. Even just from that mental side of it, as you say.
 

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