Injury Naughton's knee

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TerryWallet

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Rapt to hear no ACL for Naughton. Seems a lot like Charlie Curnow earlier this year who also feared an ACL but was instead a lateral and bone bruising. 3 months is better than 12 or more.

I was a big fan of Naughton in his draft year and had him No5 on my board. Have followed him closely since his debut and fair to say he is one of my favorite non Carlton players to watch. A real talent.
 

Mr. Walker

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An LCL is an important ligament, providing important stability (from side impact) through the knee. One of the critical 4 ligaments in which damage to the LCL is not often seen.
Serious question. Sorry if I am a bit slow but I don't understand the last sentence. Are you saying the news isn't as good as we think? Also what is the prognosis for an LCL? Three months off? No surgery?
 

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Serious question. Sorry if I am a bit slow but I don't understand the last sentence. Are you saying the news isn't as good as we think? Also what is the prognosis for an LCL? Three months off? No surgery?
Could be surgery depending how bad. At worst probably 3 month injury so won't miss any games
 

ExRoyboy

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Thank God for that..... Once Aaron got hurt I didn’t really care about the result of the game anymore. Just hoped for a miracle that it wasn’t an ACL. He is one of the best young players in the game and it would have been a tragedy if he did an ACL.

Disaster averted. Can’t wait for 2020.

Go Dogs, the future is bright 😊🐶
 

ScragCity

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Dude...sometimes your trolls are well hidden, sometimes not. But this one has me buggered. Are you taking the pi**?

We can absolutely play Schache, Naughton and Bruce.
Not trolling. I really just don't rate Schache. He kicks a few opportunistic goals but that's it. I don't think he's good enough for AFL. Only reason he gets games is because we need a tall forward who can at least bring the ball to ground. If we had a better one I don't think Schache gets a game. It's not that we can't play three talls, it's just that we wouldn't if one of them is Schache. I keep hearing on this board that he plays some special role that no other forward can play but I struggle to believe it.
 

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Serious question. Sorry if I am a bit slow but I don't understand the last sentence. Are you saying the news isn't as good as we think? Also what is the prognosis for an LCL? Three months off? No surgery?
Really don’t know because it depends on the severity of the injury. A tear can see a reconstruction, similar to an ACL/MCL/PCL
 

Sentinel

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Serious question. Sorry if I am a bit slow but I don't understand the last sentence. Are you saying the news isn't as good as we think? Also what is the prognosis for an LCL? Three months off? No surgery?
I've heard an LCL can be anywhere between 6 weeks and 3 months, depending on severity and I guess surgery. He'll miss some pre-season but hopefully not a huge chunk of it.
 

Braybrook Son

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Not trolling. I really just don't rate Schache. He kicks a few opportunistic goals but that's it. I don't think he's good enough for AFL. Only reason he gets games is because we need a tall forward who can at least bring the ball to ground. If we had a better one I don't think Schache gets a game. It's not that we can't play three talls, it's just that we wouldn't if one of them is Schache. I keep hearing on this board that he plays some special role that no other forward can play but I struggle to believe it.
I think it’s fair to make that call Scrag. I think a few won’t think he’ll make it. I’m guessing with Naughton, Bruce, Schache, Dale, Lloyd, Greene, West, Dickson, it will be tough for spots next year. We know Dale and Schache are good kicks, but can they do enough to keep a spot next year? Time will tell. At least we’ve finally got a few options in our forward line!
 

hamwell

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Very good news, but at the same time, I think there's something for Naughton to learn from this.

He jumps high in the air for his marks, and likes to land on his feet, which is always a bit risky. In the back of my mind I was kind of expecting something like this to happen one day. I hope he starts learning to take more marks on the lead, or in one-on-one strength battles.
 

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Very good news, but at the same time, I think there's something for Naughton to learn from this.

He jumps high in the air for his marks, and likes to land on his feet, which is always a bit risky. In the back of my mind I was kind of expecting something like this to happen one day. I hope he starts learning to take more marks on the lead, or in one-on-one strength battles.
I don’t think it’s something you ever want to coach out of a player. To do what he does is a god given talent. It was just a freak landing. It’s like telling Jeremy Howe to stop going for speccies in fear of an injury.
 

hamwell

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I don’t think it’s something you ever want to coach out of a player. To do what he does is a god given talent. It was just a freak landing. It’s like telling Jeremy Howe to stop going for speccies in fear of an injury.
Speccies aren't as big of a risk because the player usually lands on his back or side. They're also significantly less frequent than Naughton's jumping for marks and landing on his feet. Obviously we'd still want to keep it in his arsenal, but maybe tone it down a bit and expand his all-round marking game.
 

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