Xavier Ellis Injury - to miss first half of 09?

Jamie

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I have unfortunately heard from a reliable source that Xavier Ellis is having/has had hip surgery and will miss roughly the first half of the season.

Apparently he has had the problem since the age of 17 and it is time to clear it up. Very disappointing as he was coming into his own. However, plenty more footy in Xav.
 

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Re: Xavier Ellis Injury

That is shocking news. He really came along nicely this season, and had a great finals series. Oh well I guess this leaves the door open for Morton.
 

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Re: Xavier Ellis Injury

So much for a proper pre-season for him, that's awful news but if it helps in the long term it's better to nip it in the bud early but if he's had it since he was 17 why didn't he get it last year?
 

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Damn, was really looking forward to him strutting his stuff next year. Real shame also, seemed to have finally cemeted his spot in the team and silenced his doubters.

Give it loads of time to recover properly. Might as well make sure it's done right first time, and let him have plenty of time in the gym whilst he recovers!
 

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Maybe they should have nipped it on the bud in his football gap year if that is the case, really stalls his year and progress.
 

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Terrible news bloody terrible was looking at X man to really coming on in leaps & bounds next year another spot opens up with Croad now Ellis both to miss the start of the year!
 

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Look, it is bad news no doubt, but one door closes and another opens, so one of our emerging list gets a chance to prove himself and we will get a better, bigger X man back in the near future.

If he's been playing sore up until now, imagine what we have to look forward to.
 

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terrible news. the kid has had a wretched run with injury. i was really looking forward to seeing him make collingwood regret they took thomas at 2 but i guess we'll have to wait a bit longer now.

and to all of you who are questioning why the op wasn't performed earlier, i'm no doctor but usually having an operation is something you do as a last resort because once a part of your body is operated on, it will never be the same as it is on a normal person. the hawks might have thought there was a chance it'd heal naturally but it obviously hasn't.

all the best to the X-man and looking forward to him returning a bigger and better player.
 

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Xman carried the injury for most of the season and was expected to recover during the break however on his return was still feeling sore in the hip which led to the operation, my source advises he is unlikely to miss any football, at worst a couple of games.
 

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Xman carried the injury for most of the season and was expected to recover during the break however on his return was still feeling sore in the hip which led to the operation, my source advises he is unlikely to miss any football, at worst a couple of games.
Sounds about right - but I think the OP prob meant that he'll miss a pre-season, so after during a pre-season over the first half of the season, he'll only hit peak form till the end of the year maybe?
 

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Sounds about right - but I think the OP prob meant that he'll miss a pre-season, so after during a pre-season over the first half of the season, he'll only hit peak form till the end of the year maybe?
It's not so easy to catch up phil - but he does have youth on his side as opposed to a senior player who has guile and experience.
 

Gary Shadforth

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I have unfortunately heard from a reliable source that Xavier Ellis is having/has had hip surgery and will miss roughly the first half of the season.

Apparently he has had the problem since the age of 17 and it is time to clear it up. Very disappointing as he was coming into his own. However, plenty more footy in Xav.
Please quote your 'reliable source'. As if it is a just rumor about a player's physical ailment and turns out to be a furphie the club will not appreciate this thread OP.

Please, Jamie, give us something more concrete If you cannot come up with a reliable source this thread really should be closed.
 

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Please quote your 'reliable source'. As if it is a just rumor about a player's physical ailment and turns out to be a furphie the club will not appreciate this thread OP.

Please, Jamie, give us something more concrete If you cannot come up with a reliable source this thread really should be closed.
100% agree

Source the quote or don't quote the source.
 

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From a non Hawk POV, im really sorry to hear this; he really seemed to hit his straps in 2008; hope he gets back for the 2nd half of 09 match fit and helping you boys attempting to go for back to back
 

Jamie

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I'm sorry but I am not prepared to name my source is as it was revealed by someone near to me on condition of anonymity and would only attract unwanted attention to said person. While this is no doubt frustrating there is nothing unusual in that both in the general media or on boards such as these.

I have been a member of this forum since 2001 and while I read regularly I post extreme sporadically as to be honest I don't normally have much to say that I think others should be bored by! However, my posting record - scant as it is - reveals that I am not a rumour-monger.

This was hardly a scandalous/libellous/defamatory post. Your call if you want to delete the thread. No skin off my nose but if you want to start deleting threads that the "club won't appreciate" we will soon have a very boring forum!

Back onto topic though - I sincerely hope it isn't as long as the first half of the year and given the unpredictability of injuries it may well be less...let's hope.
 

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