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Jake Melksham Injury


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7 minutes ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

 

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I had a glance through the AFL injury lists before typing this. Our list is short compared to a lot of other clubs. 
 

Where it’s sucked for us is that they’re targeting our forwards. 
 

Edit: so I guess not so lucky then. I’ll get my coat. 

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CANNOT believe this has happened to Melksy. My heart breaks for him. Again he’ll miss out.  💔 😢 👎🏽

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Terrible for Jake. 
 

The action reminded me of when Lever did his all those years ago. 

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1 hour 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.

Hope he is back, missed the 1st flag,  would be terrible if it happened again when he has been so influential

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2 minutes ago, Ron Burgundy said:

Absolutely devastating. Give him a contract extension tomorrow - he absolutely deserves it.

Ricciardo,  then this.

There’s been a bit of bad news this weekend.

 

I can’t see him coming back if it’s an ACL. I reckon that’s career done. Hope I’m wrong. 

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2 hours 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.

I agree with your sentiments Dazzle, really terrible if it's an ACL. However, a one year deal wouldn't see him back possibly until this stage next year, by which time he'd need time to build up game fitness and form

Unfortunately, I think his career with us may be over. Happy to be wrong, though

In the mean time, I hope his positive outlook despite this injury will further inspire his team mates to go all the way, 'do it for Jake'

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3 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

I agree with your sentiments Dazzle, really terrible if it's an ACL. However, a one year deal wouldn't see him back possibly until this stage next year, by which time he'd need time to build up game fitness and form

Unfortunately, I think his career with us may be over. Happy to be wrong, though

In the mean time, I hope his positive outlook despite this injury will further inspire his team mates to go all the way, 'do it for Jake'

I was surprised he got another contract this year but he has been very good.

The thing about Melksham is the way he plays hasn’t really changed much in the past few years, so if he does come back I don’t see a huge drop off because of his age.

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Let's say by some miracle that it's not an ACL...I'm wondering what injuries are mistaken for ACLs, and if any of them have him in frame to return in time? I know it's wishful thinking but just trying to get an idea if he has any chance of being okay. 

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Gutted for him. After missing out on playing in a flag in 2021, he’s busted his [censored] to get back in the team and have an impact. Really impressive how he’s held out forward line together at this stage of his career and without him we wouldn’t have finished top four. He’s been a match winner.

If it is an ACL, then that’s a sad and unfair way to end of his career. Fingers crossed it’s just a tweak and he gets a chance to play finals.

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7 minutes ago, pilgrim said:

Let's say by some miracle that it's not an ACL...I'm wondering what injuries are mistaken for ACLs, and if any of them have him in frame to return in time? I know it's wishful thinking but just trying to get an idea if he has any chance of being okay. 

My understanding is the tests that the club doc does at the time almost always confirm if it's an ACL. Scans determine the extent.

@Webber will be better placed to expand on this

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2 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

My understanding is the tests that the club doc does at the time almost always confirm if it's an ACL. Scans determine the extent.

@Webber will be better placed to expand on this

Yeah spot on, I thought the same thing. So there's no hope! I'm absolutely gutted for him. If by some miracle we win the flag, it'll be his too. He was such a massive part of our run into finals. 

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Just now, Glorious Day said:

I guess everyone initially thought Gawn did his ACL in Round 2. The scenes were horrific. Most of us were resigned to this. Hopefully the same outcome here with Melk.

His test was inconclusive. Sounds like Melksham’s wasn’t. But let’s hope they’re wrong!

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