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McDonald’s foot injury in mid season was the most telling blow struck against the club in its campaign to defend the 2021 premiership flag. The key forward hasn’t played in a losing team since Round 19 of that season and was close to a return when the club lost its semi final against the Lions. The Demons sorely missed the strength and energy up forward that McDonald provides in the latter part of 2022. 

"The key forward didn’t play a senior game following round 10 after surgery for a Lisfranc injury. McDonald’s gallant bid to return for the Demons’ finals campaign with a metal plate still in his foot ultimately fell short. A fit McDonald, with his big tank and strong marking, will make a welcome return to the Demons’ forward line next year." - Herald Sun

Date of Birth: 18 September 1992

Height: 195cm

Weight: 101kg

 

Games MFC 2022: 9

Career Total: 202

 

Goals MFC 2022:  15

Career Total: 157

 

Games CDFC 2022: 3

Goals CDFC 2022: 7

 

Brownlow Medal: 2 votes

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1 hour ago, DeelightfulPlay said:

I heard around the traps that TMac is unlikely to recover enough for AFL level reliably and so will likely spend most of next season at VFL level 😭 

Has anybody heard different?

Never right off T-mac, he is as strong willed as they come.

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2 hours ago, DeelightfulPlay said:

I heard around the traps that TMac is unlikely to recover enough for AFL level reliably and so will likely spend most of next season at VFL level 😭 

Has anybody heard different?

That doesn't make a lot of sense to me. No point playing in the 2's if a foot is dodgy. Better to play firsts if able and rest if unable. 14? games plus finals may be ok.

I doubt his doctors have indicated as reported this far out and would have made that suggestion in any event.

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TMac VIP he has bucked the rule and gotten better with age, hope you get that foot right TMac you are so critical to our mighty Dees.!!

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On 10/15/2022 at 10:34 AM, YesitwasaWin4theAges said:

Never right off T-mac, he is as strong willed as they come.

Yep hoping for a big 2023 from him. Will be interesting to see how much of a missing link he is/was.

On a side note based on your icon; I watched Marked for Death on the weekend

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