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The thread for injuries in season 2018 starting with a pre season update:

Dave Misson’s November pre-season update from melbournefc.com.au

Lochie Filipovic: Lochie is pretty close to running flat out, coming back into the group [after a hip flexor injury suffered in the 2017 season].

Dean Kent: Kenty, with his shoulder, has been able to do a fair bit of running work, but still needs to improve that strength and range in his shoulder.

Tom McDonald: He did some agility work on Tuesday, so he’s probably likely to join in the football program before Christmas, which would be good. Touch wood, he’s looking really good [after having surgery on both ankles on separate occasions].

Pat McKenna: Patty’s going well. He’s up to 90 per cent. He’s still working in and around some things on his hamstring.

Joel Smith: Joel is doing some really good work, on and off the track. He’s improved his strength work, in and around that knee.

Tim Smith: He had his first run out on the grass on Monday, so he’s done a fair bit of work with that foot and a fair bit of work on the AlterG treadmill. He’ll run again Friday. He’s pulled up well, so we’re pretty excited that the rehab is going according to plan. Hopefully he’ll be out towards the end of January, early February training with the group.

Aaron vandenBerg: Vanders has been a little bit slow since that [heel] surgery. We’re just trying to improve his range in that ankle and get his calf strength up. He’s started running on the AlterG treadmill on Monday.

Jack Viney: Jack’s away at the moment. He came in last week and did a little bit of work. He’s still got to work on getting his range in that ankle back. We’re not going to rush him back into football work. We’ve got plenty of time and we just want to make sure we get it right and get some miles into his legs before he starts football.

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10 hours ago, Chelly said:

Dean Kent: Kenty, with his shoulder, has been able to do a fair bit of running work, but still needs to improve that strength and range in his shoulder.

Good onyer, Kenty. Hope a full recovery is near.

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Vanders still concerns me a little.  Doesn't sound like he is making the progress they had hoped he would at this stage in his recovery.  There is a long way to go, so hopefully that turns around as the pre-season continues.

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18 minutes ago, 64" said:

My opinion, neither will be with the Dees after this season!!

That's your opinion and whilst you may well end up being right, I hope you are wrong.

I think both these guys have some potential and that it's the ability of coaches, medical staff and overall team culture to get more players to the point of producing the required level of output, whatever their inherent natural ability or past record.  Being able to develop and grow the worst players on the list is a big part of what makes average teams good and good teams great.  They are on our list for season 2018, so personally I'm not counting on any player being a lost cause until it's done and dusted.

Last year our depth was severely tested in the middle to third quarter of the season.  Just one of these guys had have been fit and available, it might have been the difference to us beating North or beating Carlton by a few more goals and we make finals last year, or perhaps hopefully the difference between finishing top four this year.

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9 hours ago, 64" said:

My opinion, neither will be with the Dees after this season!!

At 5 foot 4 that's a pretty shortarsed  opinion on both of them !

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5 hours ago, puntkick said:

At 5 foot 4 that's a pretty shortarsed  opinion on both of them !

Alternatively, at only 1 hour and 4 minutes, that's a pretty short-term opinion on both of them !

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These are two required players for the Dees: Kent and Vandenberg.

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3 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

These are two required players for the Dees: Kent and Vandenberg.

I'm basing this on nothing but assumption, but something tells me we would have tested the waters with Kent to see what we could get for him during this trade period.  After some promising signs you could argue he has regressed over the past couple of years - when he is on he is a very damaging player, but his tank is poor and he goes missing too often when we need him.  We wouldn't have got so much as a nibble on him though so he will see out his contract with us.

I think Vanders is more of a required player, but if he can't get his body right then his time at our club will be over at season's end.  I hope that doesn't end up being the case.

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According to Mark Stevens Nathan Jones injured his calf during the holiday break and is not ready to start preseason training. 

 

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The dreaded old man's injury.

Was he playing basketball or was it surfing? Ban 'em all, I say.

Who knows, might be a slight strain and just a precautionary delay. Might also be bs. Hopefully nothing of concern. Not sure Stevo has insider knowledge at MFC, if that' what it is

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On 17/11/2017 at 9:55 PM, Demonland said:

According to Mark Stevens Nathan Jones injured his calf during the holiday break and is not ready to start preseason training. 

 

Photos beg to differ.  Seemed to be running well, and not yet even due back!

@melbournefc taking a break from his lifestyle channel on Instagram ? @nathan2jones with his game face on in Novermber!!!! @jerri_jones

pic by Demonpk

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10 hours ago, buck_nekkid said:

Photos beg to differ.  Seemed to be running well, and not yet even due back!

@melbournefc taking a break from his lifestyle channel on Instagram ? @nathan2jones with his game face on in Novermber!!!! @jerri_jones

pic by Demonpk

Was he in the recovery group or the main group? Mark Stevens tweet did mention not starting "full" preseason training.

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31 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

The dreaded old man's injury.

Was he playing basketball or was it surfing? Ban 'em all, I say.

Who knows, might be a slight strain and just a precautionary delay. Might also be bs. Hopefully nothing of concern. Not sure Stevo has insider knowledge at MFC, if that' what it is

playing frisbee with his dog, moonie

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It's career ending, worse than simply a calf, he's now missing a lower right leg.

WARNING, look away if you are of weak stomach:

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(Photo courtesty of Hardtack)

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

It's career ending, worse than simply a calf, he's now missing a lower right leg.

WARNING, look away if you are of weak stomach:

image.jpeg

(Photo courtesty of Hardtack)

But he was hopping freely!

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6 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

That phot is badly cropped and blurry. Taken from the grassy knoll?

If by grassy knoll, you mean from behind the Viney household's front hedge with a telescopic lens, then possibly yes.

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Jonsey actually took part in the City to Surf Fun Run last Sunday. He walked the 5 km with his family. I'm tipping there's no way this happens if he had even the slightest of calf complaints.

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1 hour ago, Tough Kent said:

Jonsey actually took part in the City to Surf Fun Run last Sunday. He walked the 5 km with his family. I'm tipping there's no way this happens if he had even the slightest of calf complaints.

That damm city to surf, should have told Jonsey to leave his surf board home.

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On 17/11/2017 at 9:55 PM, Demonland said:

According to Mark Stevens Nathan Jones injured his calf during the holiday break and is not ready to start preseason training. 

 

Something like that ain't going to stop Jonesy. Mr Reliable, Mr Committed and Mr 'Can Do' will pull through quicker than expected. He wants a flag and I reckon he knows better than us that he has the side to do it!

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