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It sounds like an ACL.

Absolutely devastating to be honest. I've admired him this year purely of how hard he's worked and the influence he's had on our forward line. 

Footy is bloody cruel because he deserves to finish his career on a high note and that would be by winning a flag.

I'd offer him a one year deal imo.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

It sounds like an ACL.

Absolutely devastating to be honest. I've admired him this year purely of how hard he's worked and the influence he's had on our forward line. 

Footy is bloody cruel because he deserves to finish his career on a high note and that would be by winning a flag.

I'd offer him a one year deal imo.

If it is

Anyone across the use of long term injury list?

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I am certainly no expert so I am just hoping it’s not a serious injury

he has performed so well over the last month or so and I really want him to taste some success at the Dees - he hasn’t enjoyed a final win since the 2018 win against the Dawks 

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Our forward line is cursed. Poor melky. Genuinely hurts us having him out. Would have played a big role against Collingwood. 
 

Tom kicked 5 today but I’m worried about his lack of dynamism if he were to come in for such a huge game. 

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I was thinking ACL initially. Could be MCL, could be meniscus, who the heck knows but those would need time out out. 

It would be a miracle if the scan came back with nothing. It reminds me a lot of the Lever one in his first year with us.

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6 minutes ago, YearOfTheDees said:

He was about to get another year, the scans might decide his future now. Hard to come back at his age.

 

Heartbreaking footage, great win by the boys but that has overshadowed the performance.  Hoping for the best but fearing the worst for poor Jake.

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7 minutes ago, Glorious Day said:

Suspect we will probably de-list him if it’s an ACL, put him through rehab and offer him a full time gig at the club coaching forwards, and agree to re-draft him (even via mature age rookie list) in 2025, all else being equal 

Would be a good investment. I could see Melksham becoming a Senior Coach to be honest if he's interested. Extremely well respected in the football community and has a good eye for club culture. Plus he has seen a lot in his time.

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12 minutes ago, Glorious Day said:

Suspect we will probably de-list him if it’s an ACL, put him through rehab and offer him a full time gig at the club coaching forwards, and agree to re-draft him (even via mature age rookie list) in 2025, all else being equal 

Can we re-draft Cam Pederson as a mature age rookie next year for 1 season until Melky recovers then? 😜 Dont mind me 🍻

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I know his Dad and step mum, was going to retire regardless has had enough. Devastating to go out this way, was in good form

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