Injury Off Legs Report 2018 - Stretch that toe

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Proper Gander

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Have the release surgery on your other peg... done
Actually that’s not your worst idea. Which isn’t to say that it isn’t terrible.

But if MFC have any spare change in the post-pokies era, I wouldn’t say no to being a guineapig for a spot of experimental treatment. I’ll start off with a left knee full reco and a right knee LARS and we can see which way I’m leaning in three months.
 

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Injury report isn't great reading. Sounds like Hibberd playing even one match before finals* would be a good result and Viney seems even more doubtful than that.

On Harmes: "the wound looks very good".
 

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THE RECOVERY of Melbourne co-captain Jack Viney from a toe injury is going slower than expected, with the tough midfielder yet to resume running as he bids to return this year.

Meanwhile, defender Michael Hibberd is pushing to return before the end of the home and away season.

Viney, 24, experienced early signs of bone stress after round 16 in the same toe on his right foot that forced him to miss the first eight rounds of 2018.

Demons football manager Josh Mahoney said last week Viney would start running at the end of that week, but that timeframe has been pushed back.

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"Jack hasn't quite started running yet, so his return to play will be a bit dictated by his reloading," elite performance manager David Misson told melbournefc.com.au.

"Clinically, he's looking a lot better and we're hoping to start him running either late this week or early next week."

Hibberd, who was named in last year's Virgin Australia AFL All Australian team, faces a race against time to help the sixth-placed Dees in their bid for finals.

"Hibbo has been doing some good stuff in rehab – some good running. He's probably still two to three weeks away," Misson said.
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-07-31/doubt-grows-over-key-demon-pairs-return

Starting to get the sense that Viney's foot may not be okay.
 

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The Dr

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No Viney for the rest of the year then it seems.

Hopefully Hibberd is back by the finals and we can swap him for Joel Smith. Add in Vanders or Kent for JKH and that strengthens us up a tad.
 

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Re Milkshake's replacement, who's been playing best at Casey out of Kent, Bugg, Hannan or Vanders? Or could Baker come in for a debut or is he more of a full-time mid rather than mid/fwd?
 

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Re Milkshake's replacement, who's been playing best at Casey out of Kent, Bugg, Hannan or Vanders? Or could Baker come in for a debut or is he more of a full-time mid rather than mid/fwd?
Or is it a chance for Balic to have a run, or an extra tall (Weid) to come in with May out?
 

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