Player Watch Matthew Scharenberg

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jackcass

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It’ll be quite awhile before we face that problem... and by then who knows who will be injured..
Yep this. It gives confidence when we have players like Shaz, IQ, and Apples at that next level pushing for senior selection.
 

swoop42

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I don't expect him to be forcing his way into the side anytime soon.

Treat any game as a bonus would be my advice as the odds appear stacked against him after 3 knee reconstructions.
 

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I remain cautiously optimistic. Wasn't a player who ever relied on pace so I think he's skilled enough to resurrect his career IF the knees now hold up.
It's more the agility and lateral movement that will hurt. Very hard to trust your knees after they snap 3 times in 4 years
 

jackcass

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It's more the agility and lateral movement that will hurt. Very hard to trust your knees after they snap 3 times in 4 years
Yep, agree, but he regained those aspects after the last knee so confident he'll recapture those. Doubt we'll see him at seniors until he regains confidence in the knee this time around. That might be late H&A or finals this year, or sometime next year.
 

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Pricey97

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Agree with that, it will be tough for him to get through 200.
Would need 8 more seasons of 20 games to even get to 200.

Hes on 30 games now, id be thrilled if he played another 100-150 games.
 
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sirlothie

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I reckon he might not last long at VFL, he's a bit like WHE, too good to be down there if he's fit. Don't be surprised if he's playing one's before long because he adds much needed class. Especially with Langdon out, he's better than Langdon I reckon. Going by last time he got a run at it.
 

Brent24

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Can't wait to see him running around again. Unfortunately I think I'll forever be worrying about another knee injury. I couldn't imagine how hard it would be to mentally recover after all these set backs.
 

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His return could be very timely especially with Langdon out.
 

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How long is Langdon expected to miss? I'm hoping Langdon's knee comes good by the time Shaz is seniors ready.
They’re still talking 3-4 weeks to settle it down and see how he goes from there as they have ruled out surgery.
So by then if Schareberg has had a month of footy into him already, Langdon would have missed 6-7 weeks just to the end of that time frame alone.

Every chance Scharenberg can play senior footy if his form is good enough to that point.
 
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