Injury Blue Healers Medical Room - 2021

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Coops93

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I highly doubt that's the only thing he's doing. They wouldn't bother bringing him out and updating people by reinforcing a second half of season return if all he's doing is walking 3 steps and kicking a ball.
 

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Look at the way he was moving. It was very stiff

He’s clearly not anywhere near full fitness, and from there it would take at minimum a solid month of full training, then a month in the VFL.

it’s already round 7. It is probably not going to happen this year
You're amazing. That's my diagnosis.
 

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FRUMPY

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I highly doubt that's the only thing he's doing. They wouldn't bother bringing him out and updating people by reinforcing a second half of season return if all he's doing is walking 3 steps and kicking a ball.
The post literally says hes been doing running and agility work (not having a go at you but others)- i did think it was a weird video to post though but maybe thats all he got on video.
 

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Something hit a nerve, I am so ever sorry.
No nerves, you've said something to cast doubt over the clubs fitness boss and backed it up with nothing except a further statement that also makes no sense, you said something as if it were a negative, when it probably isn't and backed it up with nonsense, then avoided again. Not asking you to spill the beans, just clarify what your 2 statements mean, because they're actually vague and meaningless as they stand.

No nerves struck, I don't know why you'd think that, it's as if you think you had that power.
 

Balotelli!!!

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No nerves, you've said something to cast doubt over the clubs fitness boss and backed it up with nothing except a further statement that also makes no sense, you said something as if it were a negative, when it probably isn't and backed it up with nonsense, then avoided again. Not asking you to spill the beans, just clarify what your 2 statements mean, because they're actually vague and meaningless as they stand.

No nerves struck, I don't know why you'd think that, it's as if you think you had that power.
Forcing a player to play when he’s injured shouldn’t just be swept under the rug and accepted because Russell is the head of fitness, and what he says goes. There’s experts (Doctors and physios at the club) challenging and questioning his methods and He continues to ignore them.

Have also heard this from other clubs doctors and physios if it means anything.
 

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Coops93

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Iirc Casboult has been playing with an ongoing knee issue for years, it's not unreasonable to play him through it considering he's been doing it for a fair chunk of his career.

However maybe he just can't push through it as well anymore, he is the wrong side of 30 and has been a heavy boy for his career. It wouldn't be a huge shock.
 

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Forcing a player to play when he’s injured shouldn’t just be swept under the rug and accepted because Russell is the head of fitness, and what he says goes. There’s experts (Doctors and physios at the club) challenging and questioning his methods and He continues to ignore them.

Have also heard this from other clubs doctors and physios if it means anything.
Thanks for clarifying, wasn't sure if what you were saying implied Russel was ignoring or being ignored, if the coaching staff were overuling him because they fear no one can fill the structural position etc.

Other carlton drs and physio's? Or external to the club
 

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Forcing a player to play when he’s injured shouldn’t just be swept under the rug and accepted because Russell is the head of fitness, and what he says goes. There’s experts (Doctors and physios at the club) challenging and questioning his methods and He continues to ignore them.

Have also heard this from other clubs doctors and physios if it means anything.
We should be questioning his propensity towards utilising Frans Bosch's S+C methods.
 

mr_robot

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Googled FB. Interesting. Apart from questioning everything, why should we question this?
It's unsubstantiated voodoo S+C sh*t. While some of it has its place, to neglect traditional S+C practice like Russell appears to is a big mistake. He says in the podcast below that he doesn't believe in gym work for AFL footballers:


While this was a few years ago, I hear his philosophy remains similar.
 

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Forcing a player to play when he’s injured shouldn’t just be swept under the rug and accepted because Russell is the head of fitness, and what he says goes. There’s experts (Doctors and physios at the club) challenging and questioning his methods and He continues to ignore them.

Have also heard this from other clubs doctors and physios if it means anything.
Are you a Dr?
If so, can you cover our players in silicon so they stop getting injured :thumbsupv1:
 

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have you seen our traditional round 1 injury lists recently? the idea a lot of time off recuperating from injury means he will be good to go in march doesn't wash
This is going to change...

C. Curnow to take over pre season fitness, with the the new aerobic fence jumping at the night club drills
Next years round 1 injury list will be zero or they will be too pissed to feel any :thumbsupv1:
 

Crippa#9

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Now that the media is going to run with it, I will pass on what I’ve been told.

I heard they have had differing opinions. One expert has said he’s good to go now, the other has said wait until near the end of the season and see how he is.

He’s had no soreness through the knee at all.

Charlie wants to go now!
He won’t play a month in the VFL.

Two games max.

Have heard Rd.11/12 of possible return to VFL.
 

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