Preview Tom Mitchell out for 2019 with broken leg

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Shit news. The game as a whole seriously suffers when the best players aren't out there. Good luck to him.

Surely the hawks will go looking for a 'ready-made' option and give a state league gun like Grigg or Bolton the chance to resurrect their careers.
 

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IF it's a broken tibula and fibula than you are unfortunately correct... fyfe and Nathan brown good examples... hawks will lose Burgoyne at the end of 2019 and their second best midfielder, Omera still has questions marks over his fitness after failing to finish last season...he really needs to play a full season...really need to hope worpel, howe and cousins can come on and become solid AFL footballers because the Hawks midfield is in for a world of pain over the next few years if they don't.
I'm pretty sure Ratugolea broke both his tibia and fibia in May last year and he made it back to play VFL late in the year.
 

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One soldier goes down another comes in to replace him!!

That is the Hawks unofficial motto. It won them several flags.
As opposed to all the teams that lost a "soldier" who just played out matches with 17 players, thus costing them several flags?

You've included the 2 worst cliches in sport - firstly, they are not "soldiers", they are not being shot at to protect some country's oil interests; secondly, every team replaces a player who gets injured, it's part of the essence of contact sport.

Sucks for Mitchell and for Hawthorn, no doubt, but this thread has turned into a ******* eulogy. The blokes not dead, and to be really frank if you're going to break a tibia, offseason is the "best time" (for lack of a better phrase) to do it, cos there's no pressure on him to return this season. They can make sure the bones are properly reset, he can heal the surrounding joints and muscles without needing to put too much strain on the ankle/foot etc, and he can hopefully come back as good as every in 16 months.
 

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Means they will now carry three major reinjury risks in their midfield. They are cooked. Arrogance of a hyper successful team not thinking you have to rebuild strikes again.
 

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I’m thinking ankle as well.
An uncomplicated mid shaft break would (in theory) mean a 12 week recovery then regaining some conditioning which would put him at a June/July return.
Everyone remembers when Tim broomhead broke his leg on the goal post round 2. Broke both bones clean through. It’s 10 months later and he isn’t doing anything other than some running on the ground. Even his running doesn’t look completely right. So to say Tom can come back by June or July is a bit unrealistic.


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Wright has all but confirmed que is in the rack for him this year, yet I keep hearing posters talking about return dates in 2019. Have I missed anything?

Obviously, would love to see him make a comeback in 2019 but would think it’s pretty much impossible.
 

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Rebreaking is not a concern but few come back easily from something like this without a bunch of other challenges. Can’t think of a tib fib break where someone has gotten better, plenty where they got worse
But you said we have 3 major reinjury risks in our midfield now
 

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He could come back and be just as good. The reality is there can be other injuries including stress related injuries and probably they’ll be more likely if he comes back to early. I remember the Nathan Brown open mike episode. I think he came back a bit early he said. Anyway he seems a very hard worker and a very diligent preparer.
 

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Rebreaking is not a concern but few come back easily from something like this without a bunch of other challenges. Can’t think of a tib fib break where someone has gotten better, plenty where they got worse
You’d probably say Voss was better. Came back and won 3 B&Fs, 4 AAs and 2 AFLPA MVPs.
 

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As opposed to all the teams that lost a "soldier" who just played out matches with 17 players, thus costing them several flags?

You've included the 2 worst cliches in sport - firstly, they are not "soldiers", they are not being shot at to protect some country's oil interests; secondly, every team replaces a player who gets injured, it's part of the essence of contact sport.

Sucks for Mitchell and for Hawthorn, no doubt, but this thread has turned into a ******* eulogy. The blokes not dead, and to be really frank if you're going to break a tibia, offseason is the "best time" (for lack of a better phrase) to do it, cos there's no pressure on him to return this season. They can make sure the bones are properly reset, he can heal the surrounding joints and muscles without needing to put too much strain on the ankle/foot etc, and he can hopefully come back as good as every in 16 months.
Its a motto used by the Hawks brand for some time. Thats the point and the only point.

No need to be a dick. And you are!
 

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Definitely otherwise it will be Smith and Burgoyne carrying the whole team. But then I forget they have Scully and Wingard who if they could combine their powers into one, would be a better duo than Mitchell/Omeara
 
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Its a motto used by the Hawks brand for some time. Thats the point and the only point.

No need to be a dick. And you are!
It's a ******* stupid motto, and it's bullshit that supporters of other teams needn't buy into.

As I said, it's not like other teams play with 17 when a player gets injured. Every friggen team is "next man up"!
 
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