Player Watch Welcome to Hawthorn : Jai “Duke” Newcombe - Round 5 NAB rising star!

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Bugs1977

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Considering we've seen the kid fire out 30+ metre handballs on both sides if this is the case this kid is ducked up strong/doesn't feel pain unless this is some new injury?
The Poowong locals would probably rib the s**t out of him unless it's a compound fracture. They'd be like put some Robitussin on in it and tough it out.
 

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Fetnarr

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Unfortunately have heard some news that he has fractured his scaphoid bone in his hand/wrist - planning on playing through it but would imagine he would be in quite some pain.

It would be very risky to play him with a fractured scaphoid. They don’t heal well at all even in a brace. It would be a massive risk to his longevity in the game. Can not see the club doing that at this stage of his career while we are not competing for silverware


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Got a little bit of attention at the contest from Rowell who had 13 contested possessions on him while Duke had 3 (2 frees and a contested mark).

He was pretty easily worried off the ground ball a couple of times or just fumbled it.

Just needs to attack the contest to win the ball on the ground as well as he does in the air.

All in all a good learning process for his future. Showing him where he needs to improve.
 

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