Player Watch #34: Charlie Ham - selection #16 - Mid-Season Draft - welcome to North Melbourne

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Bleeding Blue and White
Sep 23, 2005
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
Mid-season draftee Charlie Ham is set for a short stint on the sidelines after picking up an ankle knock in last week’s VFL clash with Footscray.

“Charlie unfortunately injured himself as he’s gone to wind up for a big kick inside 50 he’s kicked an opponent in his kicking action,” Rawlings said.

“He was assessed earlier in the week and no surgery is required which was a really good result.

“Given the amount of swelling and being off legs for a week, the initial prognosis is he’ll probably miss 2-3 weeks.”

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Brownlow Medallist
Sep 21, 2008
AFL Club
North Melbourne
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Our 2nd pick of the 2021 mid season rookie draft. A nuggety lockdown defender, Ham was selected due to his running ability and kicking. Beign selected in the mid season rookie draft, Ham didn't have the chance to really push for selection playing only a couple of VFL games before an ankle injury ended his season prematurely. While he didn't get a heap of the footy, he competed hard and showed his courage a number of times where he back with the flight of the ball to impact the contest. It's probably the biggest unknown as to whether he will get a contract next year. I believe the club would've picked him with a longer term view in mind, so I expect him to get a rookie contract extension. If he is given another contract he will need to add some kg's and improve his ability to accumulate the football to get an opportunity at senior level in 2022.

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