Player Watch #23 Buddy Franklin

How long will Buddy play for Sydney?


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GCB85

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Was doing nothing but jogging in a straight line at this mornings rehab session. No laps like the others and a little bit of short kicking.Looked to be another couple of weeks away at least.
 

Superstar swan

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Was doing nothing but jogging in a straight line at this mornings rehab session. No laps like the others and a little bit of short kicking.Looked to be another couple of weeks away at least.
Of thats the case might aswell pull the pin now...get any and all surgerys out the way before the home and away season ends and not put it off until pre season starts like we normally do
 

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Bloodied52

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Was doing nothing but jogging in a straight line at this mornings rehab session. No laps like the others and a little bit of short kicking.Looked to be another couple of weeks away at least.
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I suspect the bloke is the footy equivalent of the Black Knight He will always put his hand up to play as he just loves playing. (I can see Him playing Super Rules into his 50s.
 

Superstar swan

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I suspect the bloke is the footy equivalent of the Black Knight He will always put his hand up to play as he just loves playing. (I can see Him playing Super Rules into his 50s.
If the storiea are true about his inability to train and the injuries he plays through, hel be lucky to walk when its all said and done
 

Superstar swan

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The week buddy is " fit" snd available for selection, id play him in the neafl for a half. Get him through that and it would be a nice little warm up for his groin and hammys before being chucked back in at afl level
 

Skeparovic

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The week buddy is " fit" snd available for selection, id play him in the neafl for a half. Get him through that and it would be a nice little warm up for his groin and hammys before being chucked back in at afl level
You've got to be joking right? There is no way Buddy should ever play NEAFL after a soft tissue injury at the Swans. If he is passed fit by medical staff then he plays seniors without a doubt.

You don't buy a Ferrari only to leave it in the garage as a backup car. You drive the damn thing!!!
 

The King!

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You've got to be joking right? There is no way Buddy should ever play NEAFL after a soft tissue injury at the Swans. If he is passed fit by medical staff then he plays seniors without a doubt.

You don't buy a Ferrari only to leave it in the garage as a backup car. You drive the damn thing!!!

think our coach only has his auto license though, cant drive the ferrari
 

Superstar swan

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You've got to be joking right? There is no way Buddy should ever play NEAFL after a soft tissue injury at the Swans. If he is passed fit by medical staff then he plays seniors without a doubt.

You don't buy a Ferrari only to leave it in the garage as a backup car. You drive the damn thing!!!
Buddy isnt 26 anymore..every precaution needs to be taken
 

Skeparovic

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Buddy isnt 26 anymore..every precaution needs to be taken
How'd that precautionary approach work out for McVeigh on the weekend?

If it's a risk of happening (injury) as players age then it can happen regardless of what grade you are playing at.

If Buddy had been out for a year with a broken bone or something then perhaps ease him back by 2's, however for a soft tissue that misses a few weeks he should come straight back into seniors once fit and medically cleared to play.
 

Tedeski

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Get him to 300 & pull the pin.
Won't be part of our next p'ship tilt.
Get him to do pre game & half time goal kicking tricks to get bums on seats if that's what we want & in the coaches box during games as forward coach.
He's played 9 games this season & won't add many to that, was brilliant last season but injured all year & will be lucky to play another 20 games in the next 3 years.
Make the hard call!
 

MC Bad Genius

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Get him to 300 & pull the pin.
Won't be part of our next p'ship tilt.
Get him to do pre game & half time goal kicking tricks to get bums on seats if that's what we want & in the coaches box during games as forward coach.
He's played 9 games this season & won't add many to that, was brilliant last season but injured all year & will be lucky to play another 20 games in the next 3 years.
Make the hard call!
Don't agree with this at all. Why get rid of a player of a generation because he potentially won't be around in time for a hypothetical premiership tilt?
 
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