Player Watch #27: Will Walker - hamstring injury vs Brisbane Rd12

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Passmore

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I'm glad Will came back for a couple of games just to halt his incredible career trajectory that was occurring without actually playing a game.

He went from encouraging debut to Rising Star candidate to Daniel Wells to Keith Greig to Pele all in 18 months. Had he stayed off a bit longer, he probably would've ended up out-earning Michael Jordan while heading up NATO.
Excuse me, I believe that should be to Pele to Keith Greig.
 

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I'm glad Will came back for a couple of games just to halt his incredible career trajectory that was occurring without actually playing a game.

He went from encouraging debut to Rising Star candidate to Daniel Wells to Keith Greig to Pele all in 18 months. Had he stayed off a bit longer, he probably would've ended up out-earning Michael Jordan while heading up NATO.
So Turner is just about All Australian by now...
 

Jasemon

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So the million dollar question and we're all thinking it. Does he get another contract? Personally there's been enough positive vibe from the club that I would think a resounding yes however he may be one of the players at risk if the AFL decides to reduce list sizes. With some continuity he will be a star IMO so I'll be gutted if he's not kept on.
 

nelroo

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So the million dollar question and we're all thinking it. Does he get another contract? Personally there's been enough positive vibe from the club that I would think a resounding yes however he may be one of the players at risk if the AFL decides to reduce list sizes. With some continuity he will be a star IMO so I'll be gutted if he's not kept on.
IMO he should be okay for a contract for next year. I could list a dozen that should be shown the door before him.
 

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Snake_Baker

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He's probably got a twinge & Rhyce has mothballed him along with a few others mate.

There's high draft picks to be had, and nothing really to be gained.;)
 

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Caracas

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One of Will’s last acts before he got the knock in the second quarter was a sublime kick down the wing that, unfortunately, missed its intended target by a couple of centimetres. I’m really looking forward to him nailing those next season.


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giantroo

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Will Walker has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks with a high-grade hamstring injury, but Shaw saw real positives from the out-of-contract youngster before his latest setback.

"I was actually really disappointed that young Will Walker did his hamstring because he showed some really good signs last week that he was someone that we could build around and hopefully he gets an opportunity," Shaw said.
 

LuvtheKangas

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Will Walker has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks with a high-grade hamstring injury, but Shaw saw real positives from the out-of-contract youngster before his latest setback.

"I was actually really disappointed that young Will Walker did his hamstring because he showed some really good signs last week that he was someone that we could build around and hopefully he gets an opportunity," Shaw said.
That last phrase bothers me. Surely Will is 100% a required player.
 

SammyRoo

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I watched allot of the 2018 VFL season where W.Walker, Zurhaar and Larkey were all cutting their teeth. Walker was easily as talented and capable as the other 2.

I remember thinking the 3 of them will be a bit part of the future.
 

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