Player Watch #38: Sam Draper - ACL tear, season over - 7/5

cAsEy_18

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Reckon he might be a chance for Sydney.

Sunday afternoon against Geelong into Friday night in Sydney could be a tough turnaround for Bellchambers
 

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BrunoV

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Reckon he might be a chance for Sydney.

Sunday afternoon against Geelong into Friday night in Sydney could be a tough turnaround for Bellchambers

With Brown getting injured Bruno is getting excited.*



*Not because of Brown injury but because it's the best chance yet for Draper to get a gig.
 

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With Brown getting injured Bruno is getting excited.*



*Not because of Brown injury but because it's the best chance yet for Draper to get a gig.
As cAsEy_18 mentioned, a road trip to Sydney would be a better chance for Sammy. A real test to throw him in against the best team in the comp.
 

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Really soon I hope. Actually thought he was best on ground vs the Pies (no disrespect to McNeice).
**** he's work in guts is great - the stuff after the tap I mean. I'd play him as a second ruck, really as a first ruck with TBC playing a bit more forward. We definitely need to play him at some stage this year... there'll be other teams that will give him senior games I would bet.
 

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My take is he's certainly ready but we are taking the work car approach instead of the new weekend sports car at the moment...

The work car is doing just fine at the moment but soon it's going to need maintenance and a service so we will be taking the new car out and learning how to drive it soon.

Bellcho is being uncannily durable this year though which is pleasing aswell.
 

eth-dog

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I suspect the stars are aligning for him. Was rested in the second half today for workload management and could be in for Sydney.

That being said, in the half he did play his colours were somewhat lowered by Abbott who I felt was best on for the Cats.
 

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TheGreatBarryB

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I wouldn't say it's a worry, those two are borderline AFL standard. Just shows he's not quite there yet.
You’re right, meant ‘worry’ as in him coming in soon. Still young and raw and definitely one for the future. Although if Tommy doesn’t pull up he’s a certainty for Sydney unless they decide on Clarke.

Daniher spending too much time in the ruck hurts us up forward with all our injuries.
 

eth-dog

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You’re right, meant ‘worry’ as in him coming in soon. Still young and raw and definitely one for the future. Although if Tommy doesn’t pull up he’s a certainty for Sydney unless they decide on Clarke.

Daniher spending too much time in the ruck hurts us up forward with all our injuries.
I think he plays and splits time with Bellchambers up front. Don't think Clarke should play after 3 weeks out.
 

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His knee could be cactus. BB reporting that a facebook poster has said it is a partial tear of the ACL (Morris of WB has a partial tear and is expected to miss half the season). Another poster with connections to Sth Adelaide said we have already spoken to their 26yo ruckman about the possibility of drafting him in the mid season draft. Given that, until now, we did not have room on the list for a pick in the MSD, the implication is that we have a LTI.
 

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His knee could be cactus. BB reporting that a facebook poster has said it is a partial tear of the ACL (Morris of WB has a partial tear and is expected to miss half the season). Another poster with connections to Sth Adelaide said we have already spoken to their 26yo ruckman about the possibility of drafting him in the mid season draft. Given that, until now, we did not have room on the list for a pick in the MSD, the implication is that we have a LTI.
I can't recall the last time I wanted someone to be as wrong as I am hoping you are. Not good news if true, and the timing couldn't be worse. Our talls are dropping like flies.
 

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His knee could be cactus. BB reporting that a facebook poster has said it is a partial tear of the ACL (Morris of WB has a partial tear and is expected to miss half the season). Another poster with connections to Sth Adelaide said we have already spoken to their 26yo ruckman about the possibility of drafting him in the mid season draft. Given that, until now, we did not have room on the list for a pick in the MSD, the implication is that we have a LTI.
Mutch is an LTI, McNiece has been upgraded. Was announced a couple of weeks ago. Doesn't mean anything in particular about Draper's injury, if he even has one.
 

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Mutch is an LTI, McNiece has been upgraded. Was announced a couple of weeks ago. Doesn't mean anything in particular about Draper's injury, if he even has one.
I'm confused by your logic. Mutch is an LTI and McNiece has been upgraded to replace him. Doesn't this mean that our list is still full and we have no pick in the MSD?
If so, an enquiry to Knoll (the SA ruckman) telling him we may want to draft him at the MSD, can only mean we think we have another LTI (Draper).
 
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Lore

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I'm confused by your logic. Mutch is an LTI and McNiece has been upgraded to replace him. Doesn't this mean that our list is still full and we have no pick in the MSD?
If so, an enquiry to a Knoll (the SA ruckman) telling him we may want to draft him at the MSD, can only mean we think we have another LTI (Draper).
The mid-season draft is a rookie draft. Upgrading a rookie makes a space. And I think we already had a space anyway.

We need another ruckman for depth regardless. We don't need an LTI to a ruckman to inquire about another one. Correlation does not equal causation.

What else have you heard that makes you think Draper even has an injury?
 

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Yeah looked bad at the time, he may well be fine but reckon we are expecting too much for him to be right for Friday.
 
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