Player Watch #23 Buddy Franklin

How long will Buddy play for Sydney?


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Bloodied52

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Wow he's really being worked extremely hard.
Bit unfair. Played all last season with a foot injury that required a procedure post season. Picked up his groin problem late in the year and played the debacle Final jabbed up with the mobility of an Egyptian Mummy. Groin surgery delayed until January.

It is possible his lack of fitness contributed to his hammy problems.

Give him time to rehab, send him to Germany if need be and give him an early holiday. Two physios I know reckon he has years left in him because of his extraordinary physiology.

He still has the fast twitch and ability to run like a sprinter. They reckon at his age his body would be desparate for a solid fitness base to enable a heavy physical load. One says he might benefit from stripping back a few kgs.

I think Goodesy trimmed in his last couple of seasons. This helped his longevity.
 

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Sydney Swans star forward Lance Franklin is expected to be able to return to football towards the end of the season despite a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury.
Franklin suffered a hamstring strain in Round 14 and has had complications in his recovery.
Head Physiotherapist Matt Cameron is optimistic that Franklin will return to play this season.
“Lance had a medium hamstring strain four weeks ago and it was a really similar size one to the injury he had earlier in the year and to the same part of the muscle,” Cameron said.
“The muscle from testing has slowly improved over that time and looks to have virtually fully healed.
“Over the last couple of weeks, he has developed some complications with his sciatic nerve that runs from your back through your pelvis and into your hamstring
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caesar88

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Sydney Swans star forward Lance Franklin is expected to be able to return to football towards the end of the season despite a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury.
Franklin suffered a hamstring strain in Round 14 and has had complications in his recovery.
Head Physiotherapist Matt Cameron is optimistic that Franklin will return to play this season.
“Lance had a medium hamstring strain four weeks ago and it was a really similar size one to the injury he had earlier in the year and to the same part of the muscle,” Cameron said.
“The muscle from testing has slowly improved over that time and looks to have virtually fully healed.
“Over the last couple of weeks, he has developed some complications with his sciatic nerve that runs from your back through your pelvis and into your hamstring
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"Towards the end of the season" ???

We're already there FFS.

This should be Buddy until he re-appears at B&F night:

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Clearly the correct call is to end his season now imo. Give him time off to heal and rehab without the pressure of trying to play again this year. Take an early and extended holiday so he is ready day 1 of preseason.

Arguably the most important preseason of his career because he now needs the fitness base to support his game style. I don't think he can get away with minimal training anymore.

300th game next year would be a good start to the year.
 

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Just wrap him up..nothing to gain playing again this year. Get any and all surgeries done now he will be recovered by gf week..day 1 of pre season should be the objective now.

He was mismanaged this year and the surgery was left far too late. Complete balls up
 

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He was finally looking in form pre injury
But I guess there has to massive questions on his ability to get out there going forward if sydney keep pushing him for meaninglessness football
 

Superstar swan

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He was finally looking in form pre injury
But I guess there has to massive questions on his ability to get out there going forward if sydney keep pushing him for meaninglessness football
I have zero concerns over his long term fitness.. he played too long with an injurer groin and that would have put the stress on the hammies. Get the work done now and he will be right next year
 

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I have zero concerns over his long term fitness.. he played too long with an injurer groin and that would have put the stress on the hammies. Get the work done now and he will be right next year
Agree. I think our injury mgr and rehab history in his recent years is less than optimal. Soft tissue injury rehab is not great, let alone ACLs.

It would be meltworthy if surgery is delayed until the off season. Horse at least mumbled hints this week that Haywood may need surgery on his hip. If he does get it done now.
 

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I have zero concerns over his long term fitness.. he played too long with an injurer groin and that would have put the stress on the hammies. Get the work done now and he will be right next year

2 years since he trained properly and is 33 next year

Massive concerns

Getting old man injuries
 

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