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May - eye socket - test!

What, are they going to getHawkins up to whack it again?

Seriously, how does one test an eye socket?

 

And, Fritsch test too?   
 

For once I do not envy the selectors 

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Needless to say Ben Brown and Sam Weideman are now available ? but it’s bad luck to Joel Smith who is a constant visitor to the list and Bailey Laurie, a newbie. Both due to be out for a while.

Injury List: Round 6

Bayley Fritsch (hand fracture) — Test

Steven May (eye socket) — Test 

James Harmes (wrist) — 2 Weeks

Bailey Laurie (eye socket) — 6 Weeks

Joel Smith (knee) — 6 to 8 Weeks

Marty Hore (knee) — Season

Aaron Nietschke (knee) — Season

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2 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

 

And he was just about BOG before he got injured.

Yes he looked a cut above.

I am a believer in Joel Smith. Super quick and great endurance. The new rules are in his favour. Look how well players like Aliir, Hunt, Jiath and Howe are going. Hopefully he gets back and shows what he can do.

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17 minutes ago, monoccular said:

May - eye socket - test!

What, are they going to getHawkins up to whack it again?

Seriously, how does one test an eye socket?

 

And, Fritsch test too?   
 

For once I do not envy the selectors 

Needs to test clear by the doctor for the concussion he received. Also would probably need to see how his vision is going while training I’d guess.

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I can't help but feel like if we were a proper organised football club in the late 00's/early 10's we would've had Joel Smith in a father son academy and developed his skills and body better. A touch of luck and better development at an early age and he might've been anything. Still time for him to get right and show something this year, I maintain he's too good for VFL level, but it just doesn't seem to be in his favour.

Also a shame to see Bill Laurie out for an extended period. I guess he gets a chance to build his body and keep his legs moving once everything settles down. I thought he could debut and even be a sneaky sub option this year, but like the rest of the guys who missed all of last year he needs some footy under his belt.

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Weird that Laurie is out for 6 weeks with a fractured eye socket but May is out for 1-2. 

Hibberd must have really knocked Laurie around.

Was hoping we might see Laurie get a run in the seniors before too long but not likely till at least well after the bye.

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Laurie's behind Bedford and Chandler you'd reckon so although it's a pity he is injured, I don't think he would have played a senior game unless multiple injuries

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38 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Weird that Laurie is out for 6 weeks with a fractured eye socket but May is out for 1-2. 

Hibberd must have really knocked Laurie around.

Was hoping we might see Laurie get a run in the seniors before too long but not likely till at least well after the bye.

I assume Steven May is made of titanium.

The two concussions in quick succession an issue, wonder if we'll end up with two players wearing helmets. I like to call Gus 'Helmet' at times, so this would just confuse everything. 

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A big injury blow for the Dogs with Josh Dunkley needing shoulder surgery and out for months.  And Lachie Neale will miss a few weeks to ankle surgery. And of course Dangerfield out for a while too.

Our rival contenders have copped some blows lately, fingers crossed we dont have to deal with anything too serious for the rest of the season. Maybe the preseason Brown and Weid injuries were our sacrifices to the injury gods.

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Things can turn quickly but I think it says a lot about our fitness / conditioning staff that we've really only had collision injuries so far this season (a few other injuries preseason).

Where other coaches are saying the games are too long / the preseasons been too short etc, I feel like the players have supreme confidence in their fitness (and we've obviously had some luck too)

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On 4/20/2021 at 2:15 PM, Fat Tony said:

Yes he looked a cut above.

I am a believer in Joel Smith. Super quick and great endurance. The new rules are in his favour. Look how well players like Aliir, Hunt, Jiath and Howe are going. Hopefully he gets back and shows what he can do.

It’s getting a tough call given he’s hardly on the park. Looked shaky last year when given chances. Agree often too good for VFL and perhaps won’t get his body right for AFL. 

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On 4/20/2021 at 2:51 PM, DeeSpencer said:

I can't help but feel like if we were a proper organised football club in the late 00's/early 10's we would've had Joel Smith in a father son academy and developed his skills and body better. A touch of luck and better development at an early age and he might've been anything. Still time for him to get right and show something this year, I maintain he's too good for VFL level, but it just doesn't seem to be in his favour.

Also a shame to see Bill Laurie out for an extended period. I guess he gets a chance to build his body and keep his legs moving once everything settles down. I thought he could debut and even be a sneaky sub option this year, but like the rest of the guys who missed all of last year he needs some footy under his belt.

This is speculative nonsense  - what is a father/son academy anyway and who has one ???

Pretty sure Joel  chased a basketball career early on and wasn't interested in football.

And who is Bill Laurie anyway ?

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Cranky Franky said:

This is speculative nonsense  - what is a father/son academy anyway and who has one ???

Pretty sure Joel  chased a basketball career early on and wasn't interested in football.

And who is Bill Laurie anyway ?

https://www.essendonfc.com.au/teams/jha

https://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/904336/blues-relaunch-carlton-academy

You don't think a few training sessions here and there couldn't have helped sway Joel towards footy? Basketball might've been his first sporting endeavour - like it was for Petracca, LJ and many others - but he could've come back to footy at 17 not 20 something. All it takes is a few junior games and the lure of a professional contract to change a lot of hearts and minds.

We've already got one Bayley/Bailey, so makes sense for Laurie to be Bill. If the players haven't nicknamed him that I'd be surprised. 

 

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