Some kind of leg injury either knee or ankle (though leaning towards ankle). Haven’t been told how serious or even what it is really.What is his injury? Hopefully nothing serious.
It’s all part of the plan to make the rookies catch everyone by surprise with their brilliance. Remember last year we were questioning if Ben Ronke existed?Some kind of leg injury either knee or ankle (though leaning towards ankle). Haven’t been told how serious or even what it is really.
We probably won’t ever know though as the club don’t seem to add rookies to the injury list in general (aside from AJ).
Amartey got injured in March (I think) and has been on the road to recovery, I think he might be back training now.Given our current ruck problems, what is the story with Amartey?
The Swans website says:
"Joel Amartey has shown strong form in the ruck and as a key-position player at both ends of the ground since being drafted to the Sydney Swans as a rookie ahead of season 2018. The Ghanaian-Australian produced arguably his best performance of the 2019 season against Sydney University in Round 6, which saw him collect 42 hit-outs and a goal. He was in calculations for an AFL debut late in the 2019 season as the Swans looked to fill the void left by injured ruckmen Sam Naismith and Callum Sinclair, and while he didn’t earn a call-up, he’s pushing hard in 2020. "
The player watch thread for him is positive, but the last post was in May 2019.
All this suggest he is developing well. he is only 20, and the conventional wisdom is that rucks are useless until they are 23 at least.
Obviously no footy for him this year, but I ask those who have watched him - how is/was he travelling? Is he developing well? Do you think he is a long term prospect?
Off topic. This isn't the Sam Reid thread.Amartey got injured in March (I think) and has been on the road to recovery, I think he might be back training now.
As for him, I am not particularly confident. In my opinion:
- too short to be a permanent ruck at AFL level (forward ruck at best)
- in my opinion he isn’t competitive enough for AFL level as a key position player
- is not strong enough in the contest for AFL level as a key position player
Happy to be proven wrong, however I don’t think he will be on our list in 2021.
We will call Amartey a poor mans Sam Reid then (who you can argue is a poor man for someone else)!Off topic. This isn't the Sam Reid thread.
If I'm being generous, I seem to remember there were at least hitouts in the second half where he won the contest, he tried to get to every loose ball that was in his area (though that didn't happen very often), and he made a contest in a couple of marks. Realistically he was pretty anonymous.