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Lever to undergo minor procedure on injured knee (5/12/18)

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Must be frustrating for Jake but it’s essentially good news. 

Must have him pain free for the intense rehab in the States - providing that this surgery has not pushed that date back. 

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When I spoke to him said it was just an irritation more than anything, must have flared up after running Monday and decision to tidy it up, had a similar thing with my second op, just discomfort, went for same tidy up, no issues afterwards and was doing same workload as was military at that time

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1 hour ago, McQueen said:

Must be frustrating for Jake but it’s essentially good news. 

That's how I see it too, Steve.  A bit frustrating but in the grand scheme of things it matters little.  If he is back on the track by Monday then he really hasn't missed too much.  That's a win for Jake and the club in my book.

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Just now, Wiseblood said:

That's how I see it too, Steve.  A bit frustrating but in the grand scheme of things it matters little.  If he is back on the track by Monday then he really hasn't missed too much.  That's a win for Jake and the club in my book.

Can you recall when he was scheduled for the States rehab phase?

My only concern is this may affect that schedule. 

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Just now, McQueen said:

Can you recall when he was scheduled for the States rehab phase?

My only concern is this may affect that schedule. 

No idea to be honest.  With what is seemingly a quick turn around, you would assume it wouldn't affect that timeline too much, if at all.

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15 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

No idea to be honest.  With what is seemingly a quick turn around, you would assume it wouldn't affect that timeline too much, if at all.

Quick turnaround yes but having a knife in there again must present new variables. 

Fingers crossed. 

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Not terrible news IF he's back on the track on Monday but my spidey senses are tingling with this one. I hope this doesn't delay his early season return. I guess we have to be patient though and not rush a prized recruit back.

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Whatever it takes.

 

We need him for season proper.

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1 hour ago, Demons1858 said:

Why we need to rely on outside media to advise members and supporters of injury issues is beyond me ... disappointing

Ben Guthrie covers the Demons for AFL.com.au and has his articles reposted on the club site and Stevo works for channel 7 who pay for the game. You throw a little bone here or there and you get better coverage when needed on the things that matter. Not to mention they'll come to training and cover what they see. The club doesn't need to be reporting every minor incident to fans, it's not in our best interest to know.

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1 minute ago, Cranky Franky said:

What is he 23 or 24 & now having his 3rd knee surgery.

Not looking good

To be fair this has been labelled as a minor procedure and he is billed to be back on the track on Monday. Technically going under the knife is surgery but this procedure is not a knee reconstruction.

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I'm a tad worried. Similar things were said about Viney, TMac, Vandenburg etc and they all turned into far longer lay offs than originally stated/planned. Doubt we'll see Lever until the second half of the year. Hopefully he is fit and firing come finals time. Could be integral to our premiership chances!

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5 hours ago, McQueen said:

Can you recall when he was scheduled for the States rehab phase?

My only concern is this may affect that schedule. 

Josh Mahoney said January on his Demonland podcast.

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Happy for him to take it slow and be back 2nd half of the season proper. Get it right, dont rush. Finals win flags, not round 1.

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7 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

Josh Mahoney said January on his Demonland podcast.

That's where I'd heard it before. I wasted about half an hour searching Demonland for that answer knowing I had heard it somewhere.

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7 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

When I spoke to him said it was just an irritation more than anything, must have flared up after running Monday and decision to tidy it up, had a similar thing with my second op, just discomfort, went for same tidy up, no issues afterwards and was doing same workload as was military at that time

You ex army mate? 

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2 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Ben Guthrie covers the Demons for AFL.com.au and has his articles reposted on the club site and Stevo works for channel 7 who pay for the game. You throw a little bone here or there and you get better coverage when needed on the things that matter. Not to mention they'll come to training and cover what they see. The club doesn't need to be reporting every minor incident to fans, it's not in our best interest to know.

That may be the case DS, but as a supporter / member I couldn't give a rats about what set up there is behind the scenes amongst the journalists - AFL,.com.au, channel 7 or the Bendigo Advertiser for that matter. I'm only interested in how well I'm kept informed by the club.

When injury news comes from outside the club first, it creates the perception that we are trying to manage supporter expectation/hide potentially bad news. The club has some history on this. And its not minor news when we are left to guess how the 2nd reco is going to our very well paid recruit for which we paid 2 first rounders.

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3 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

I'm a tad worried. Similar things were said about Viney, TMac, Vandenburg etc and they all turned into far longer lay offs than originally stated/planned. Doubt we'll see Lever until the second half of the year. Hopefully he is fit and firing come finals time. Could be integral to our premiership chances!

Agreed more like 2nd half of the season. He needs as much time as possible to get his knee 100 per cent right and properly conditioned. 

One would expect the Club to take a cautious approach knowing whats at stake if there is another problem. 

I do think that he will have to modify his game somehow. How, I don't know, but his intercept game style where he is often coming from the side and leaping and landing on one leg worried me before the injury and doubly worries me post injury. 

The Ox only returned to play out his career by changing the way he played. 

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10 hours ago, Cranky Franky said:

What is he 23 or 24 & now having his 3rd knee surgery.

Not looking good

Its a minor surgery but the 2 ACL's alone are a worry. 1 ACL alone is usually a concern. On the upside, if there is one, Lever isn't that well conditioned IMO, so there is a lot of room for improvement. 

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14 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

I'm a tad worried. Similar things were said about Viney, TMac, Vandenburg etc and they all turned into far longer lay offs than originally stated/planned. Doubt we'll see Lever until the second half of the year. Hopefully he is fit and firing come finals time. Could be integral to our premiership chances!

Thanks LT for your expert inside medical opinion..🙄

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