Player Watch #27: Aaron Nietschke- How is he progressing? (Post his ACL)

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Simon_Says

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Mate from SA (same age as him) said he's a very composed, good ball user with elite running ability. So what, where looking at a Tom Scully in terms of his running ability
 

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Read this about Aaron in some SuperCoach write up. Pretty impressive numbers in the SANFL under 18s. 👏
He’s hungry and he’s here for a reason and we love what we see so far in Aaron.”
That’s what head of player development at Melbourne Matt Egan had to say about pick No. 53 in last year’s draft.
And while we might not see him straight away, the 184cm 18-year-old, who has been training with the defenders during his first pre-season, is one to keep a close eye on.
Why?
Playing for Central District in the SANFL Under 18s last year, Nietschke average 32 disposals, 14 contested possessions, nine marks, nine score involvements, five clearances, one goal and 170 SuperCoach points per game.
Yes, 170 points per game.
Nietschke also showed he can mix it with the big boys, averaging 115 points in six reserves games and tallying 23 disposals, nine handball-receives and eight contested possessions in the first of his three league appearances for the year.
 

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that's a damn shame for the young fella, feel for him. but on the positive side of things, he's still very young and was a bit of a long term project for us anyway, so hopefully he will be given the time he needs and makes a full recovery, and he can show what he's got to offer us in the future.
 

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Always devastating for a kid to get a long-term injury before he can show what he's capable of, but the club handled Petracca really well (stupid self-imposed basketball injuries aside) and seemed to put him on a good amalgamated learning/recovery program, so hopefully we see the same here. Should come back better and stronger. Thoughts go out though.
 

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I was really impressed for this one, kid has got a lot of upside. Big shame to hear of this but he'll comeback. After all if he's good enough there's no reason why he can't. Maxy is the best ruck in the game coming off two recos
 

TheCount

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Was back home on the weekend watching his former cricket club playing against us. Looked in good spirits.
I’m assuming he’s had the op - had just a compression bandage on.
I’m pretty sure he just had it during the week actually. It can depend on the level of swelling as to how long they have to wait for the op.
 

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