Player Watch #36: Lachlan Johnson - ACL rehab, joined the hub in Queensland - 17/7

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Contract Status: Out of contract 2021
Last Game Played: On the inactive list
Injury Status: Joined the hub in Queensland - 17/7
ACL rehab, on light duties - 28/5
ACL rehab, just started running - 12/2
Pre-existing ACL injury when drafted
 
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Johnson was decent enough with scotch. Was a very tough player but lacks the tank as of yet. Was almost dropped to the seconds according to my friend. But he was with our academy so he seems to be talented enough
 

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Didn’t realise how good his tackle numbers were, 7.2 a game is very good for an underager. 4th amongst guys that got drafted behind Rowell, Budarick and Kyle Dunkley (who was 19 at the time).

If he hangs around in the system I can see him being a real wrecking ball
 

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Certainly has the body shape that can thicken as his career progresses.

Let's wait for his knees to react to an AFL rehab and recovery program to see how he's going.

Him and Hibberd are the 2 who we assess on differently than the other 8 inclusions.
 

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Just started running.

“Lachie has just started his running program, so it’s fairly early days there yet, but he’s working really hard with a really positive attitude and we’re very impressed with him.
 

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On 'light duties' as of ten days ago (I missed the injury update..) I'm guessing that's more than running but less than main training.

 

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Injury list now lists as 10-12 weeks. Does that mean we have to cut Crauford?
I don't think Crauford is in any danger. The whole point of the inactive list is that they're inactive for the whole season and you can replace them, regardless of whether it's injury or retirement. Otherwise he'd just be on the LTI list.

Also it's worth noting that the Essendon and AFL injury lists never seem to match. The Essendon one has always said season, which makes sense since we we put him on the inactive list for the whole season.

10-12 weeks is one year after he did his ACL, so that makes sense as an expected recovery timeframe and we would have known that when we drafted him. So I guess they're both right.

Not the only discrepancy though.

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