Player Watch # 5: Devon Smith - New lesion in his knee, seeing a specialist this week, 6-8 weeks? - 14/5

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I’ve got solid contacts at GWS and the mail after the 2017 season was that his knee was chronic and would need ongoing management but in there opinion would not stand up to AFL pressure long term.
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I’ve got solid contacts at GWS and the mail after the 2017 season was that his knee was chronic and would need ongoing management but in there opinion would not stand up to AFL pressure long term.
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Yeah we’re well aware he had knee issues, so you’re not making groundbreaking news.
 

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This is from a Cal Twomey article after the post-match press conference, suspect we won't know more until Tuesday or whenever they do the injury update (unless it's severe).

They seem to think it's a different (new) injury from his existing chronic knee.

Devon Smith missed last week as the Bombers managed his chronic knee issue, and struggled for an influence against the Magpies before ending his day prematurely due to a right knee problem.

Worsfold said Smith was fit for selection and that the club believed he may have suffered a new knee complaint.

"He was absolutely 100 per cent fit and felt the best he had this week more than any other week. If there was any week he shouldn't have played it was maybe the first four rounds if you're talking about how he's feeling," he said.

"He was ready to go. Something's happened to his knee, we're not sure yet. I'm guessing it's not the same issue because they're saying they don't really know what it is.

"If it was the same issue they'd just say it's his cranky knee."
https://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2019-04-25/worsfold-proud-of-fight
 

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Time to unfurl the Draper or undrape the Furler, whichever makes more sense to the match committee. Joe to stay forward and Furler to support TBC.

Either that or Lav in to provide a genuine forward lead-up target that Mitch has been . Shame Stewart is injured.
 

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I'm really suspicious of playing a guy who had knee issues that prompted him out of the previous game but we couldn't find anything via scans. You'd want to test him pretty thoroughly in training before putting him out on an AFL field again.
 
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