Injury Injury thread 2019

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Benji85

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Pretty cryptic from nicnat
Honestly, as long as it's not a knee or any knee damage. While it might fu** his H+A season/Finals, at least he might be up for an actual pre-season for the first time in ~5 years....silver linings r..right guys? Media seems to be all over it..doesn't look good.

Gutted for him if it's true, fingers crossed for the King.
 

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1) Anyone speculating that its a season ending injury is full of s**t. A ankle break/fracture is pretty much the only thing that would guarantee that. If WCE had an X-Ray showing a break I doubt even they would bother playing silly buggers. Also doubt Nic could have played out the game.

2) It still doesn't sound good. We are notorious at down playing injuries so if it was a 0-3 week injury we would have just come out and said its a non issue.

3) These syndesmosis injuries are an indictment on the Optus playing surface. These are injuries caused by landing heavily on a hard surface causing upward force on the ligament holding the two leg bones together (it basically separates them). If that is the case here we are unlikely to see him again until finals at the earliest.

edit* a foot fracture would do it :(
 
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MIKE85

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So what do we expect then?? 4-6 weeks?? That’s probably best case, and even then he’d be pushing it to come straight back in for a final. Imagine going B2B and Nic missing out again. Would be bitter sweet
 

HoneyBadger35

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Heard from a family friend who’s pretty high up in the Collingwood footy dept that they don’t mind the Optus surface.

He said on Friday that they trained Thursday night on it and couldn’t believe how soft it was. Said compared to Marvel it was unbelievable. Reckons they’ve “gone too far the other way” softening it up, which I found funny.

I wonder if the surface has been fixed and this is just one of those and luck things.
 

woosha24

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Whelp. I guess we gotta start treating Nic like Freo started treating Sandilands in the back end of his career - nice to have when he's fit, but don't count on him.

Sadly I just don't think the footy gods want him playing. Body cant hack it long-term.
 

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Heard from a family friend who’s pretty high up in the Collingwood footy dept that they don’t mind the Optus surface.

He said on Friday that they trained Thursday night on it and couldn’t believe how soft it was. Said compared to Marvel it was unbelievable. Reckons they’ve “gone too far the other way” softening it up, which I found funny.

I wonder if the surface has been fixed and this is just one of those and luck things.
We must be very unlucky then. Duggan got the same injury last week. Don’t think I’d ever heard of this many ankle injuries before we moved to Optus.
 

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"It's understood there is a possibility he could miss the rest of the season, but it’s more likely he will play again in 2019. West Coast is expected to offer more clarity over this evening."
 

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