Injury Blue Healers Medical Room - 2021

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ferrisb

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A few weeks ago Charlie’s new surgeon figured out was the cause of the issue was (it was different to what they previously thought) and is now confident they can manage the issue going forward.
So the change in surgeon has (touch wood) seemingly sorted it?
New surgeon touched wood. Immediately realised the old surgeon used the wrong materials.

Out of interest, Dr Bearded Carpenter, where were you when Charlie's original surgery was performed?
 

RPCB

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New surgeon touched wood. Immediately realised the old surgeon used the wrong materials.

Out of interest, Dr Bearded Carpenter, where were you when Charlie's original surgery was performed?
I think Charlie’s original surgeon was this guy

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JustaBattler

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So Charlie and Kemp second half of year ( as expected )
Philp and Marchbank doing their own pre-season now ready for start of VFL season
Newman sore round ready for start of VFL season at latest
Eddie | McGovern and Levi should be fine for round 1
Positive surprise re TDK
 

jezzatigerbrent

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So Charlie and Kemp second half of year ( as expected )
Philp and Marchbank doing their own pre-season now ready for start of VFL season
Newman sore round ready for start of VFL season at latest
Eddie | McGovern and Levi should be fine for round 1
Positive surprise re TDK
great news on De Koning ...as he is a difference maker for sure And provided he starts running next week[ as expected] and can get back into it and playing fairly soon it will make us that much more finals threat
 

Ash24

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What happen now. Wtf is Russell doing to our players
Sorry I didn't realise that Russell had any control over broken bones.

True story. Last year post-COVID lockdown I was collecting footys after training, in the rain. I slipped on wet grass and broke 4 bones in my arm (including an open fracture through the skin too). To make matters worse, some dirt from the pitch got into the exposed bone and caused a very nasty infection which we only found out about 4 months later due to severe discolouration of the skin. Turned out half the tissue in my arm was dead and needed to be removed. In a few weeks I go back to the hospital for my 3rd surgery to take out the remaining metal plates and screws.

Moral of the story... I could've had Russell or the world's best director of high performance, and an injury like mine still would've been unavoidable.
 

JustaBattler

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Sorry I didn't realise that Russell had any control over broken bones.

True story. Last year post-COVID lockdown I was collecting footys after training, in the rain. I slipped on wet grass and broke 4 bones in my arm (including an open fracture through the skin too). To make matters worse, some dirt from the pitch got into the exposed bone and caused a very nasty infection which we only found out about 4 months later due to severe discolouration of the skin. Turned out half the tissue in my arm was dead and needed to be removed. In a few weeks I go back to the hospital for my 3rd surgery to take out the remaining metal plates and screws.

Moral of the story... I could've had Russell or the world's best director of high performance, and an injury like mine still would've been unavoidable.
Hope it all ends up good for you :thumbsu:
 

FitzroyBlueBagger

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The King’s injury report from Russell is brilliant news, bad luck for Newman but soreness behind the knee is way better than a fractured knee cap... Charlie update sounds really promising and Kemp’s long term should be patience, besides Marchbank‘s Groundhog Day injury progress the rest of the them are short term, happy days...
 

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Iamcarlton

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The never-ending cycle of injuries and 6-10 players being unavailable at a time continues.
Id say since a few rounds into 2018 we'd be averaging 9-10 unavailable week to week over that period .
Our list is made of glass ☹
If we cant get that down to league average of 6 we are going to struggle to get anywhere imo .
 

The Bighouse

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The King’s injury report from Russell is brilliant news, bad luck for Newman but soreness behind the knee is way better than a fractured knee cap... Charlie update sounds really promising and Kemp’s long term should be patience, besides Marchbank‘s Groundhog Day injury progress the rest of the them are short term, happy days...
Re: Marchbank, is that the 1st time that the calf has been mentioned?
Neck into the knee, knee continued on and then the calf pings.
 

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Re: Marchbank, is that the 1st time that the calf has been mentioned?
Neck into the knee, knee continued on and then the calf pings.
Was thinking the exact same thing.

First he did his neck, then his knee, then a quad, then his calf. All this in under 2 years. Played an average of 8 games across his 6 years in the league. What does his future hold?
 

JustaBattler

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Yeah Possibly, with Marchy it’s all a blur...
He has been earting a sh*t sandwich has Marchbank as far as continual injury goes - the whole saga started with his neck went to his back then quads then knee and now calf - whats next down the chain - ankle or foot? I reall;uy feel sorry for him - obviously teh Club rates him very highly....and Charlie....and Kemp who Teafge had HUGE wraps on...

seriously if these blokes make it back for after the bye - will be huge lift for us..forget Kemp - but you never know...apparently he was blitzing it in preseason...
 

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He has been earting a sh*t sandwich has Marchbank as far as continual injury goes - the whole saga started with his neck went to his back then quads then knee and now calf - whats next down the chain - ankle or foot? I reall;uy feel sorry for him - obviously teh Club rates him very highly....and Charlie....and Kemp who Teafge had HUGE wraps on...

seriously if these blokes make it back for after the bye - will be huge lift for us..forget Kemp - but you never know...apparently he was blitzing it in preseason...
Blokes had a shocking run of injuries, the neck fracture is just a pure freakish injury so unlucky but extremely fortunate that it wasn’t any worse than it potentially could have been... Really like him as a player has tremendous courage and before this bad run looked to have some wonderful upside as a defender, one wonders if he can ever get back without further recurring brake downs what type of long term physical damage might it cause or restrict him too...
 

Jimmae

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Doesn't really have anything to do with his point
Correct, but that wasn't quite my point. If he did in fact fracture his knee yesterday and is seeing a specialist only today, wouldn't we expect him to kind of take it easy before a professional assesses what he's allowed and not allowed to do?
Moot point now, but the idea was that sitting in a chair is pretty low stress.

Revolutionary idea, I know.
 

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1. We have taken on a lot of players who have had a long history with injuries and have been injury prone. We've focused on talent first and foremost and durability second. Remembering where we have come from and our need to bring in so many talented players in a full rebuild we had to take some who are talented but come cheap due to injuries. Some slid in the draft like Kemp who was a top talent but slid due to injury.

2. IMO our list management will focus on those less durable players now and brining in durable ones now our list has been filled back up with talent.

3. Our injury list is just average, people tend to forget that this is football and there are injuries all the time, considering we have taken on a lot of injury prone players this is pretty good.

4. For where we are at in our development it would not surprise me if our preseason has been a very physical one. We have come to a point where we need to develop our physicality and improve our competitiveness and hardness at the contest. I don't see how you can develop that over an off season without a lot of very physically driven match simulation drills. I am guessing the bodies are bigger, stronger and the coaches are encouraging head over the ball aggression and hard tackling. We might get some injuries but it has to be done.

5. Great news on TDK, sounds like he's back in contention to be there real early in the season if he continues to pull up well. Hopefully Newman's layoff isn't too long, he's a good player.
 

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