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Jake Melksham Injury


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Shattered for Melk

Had to work his way back into the team, injuries meant he got an opportunity - and ran with it. True testament of his character and love for the club. He saved us in some really important games. Won't be forgetting the big kick win against the Lions - huge for that game and setting the season right again.

I've always enjoyed seeing him play. Super high footy IQ and an elite kick. Was looking forward to him getting the chance to take part in a premiership.

Footy is cruel sometimes. Wishing Melk a speedy recovery, and hopefully a plot twist of some more footy in the red and blue next year. 

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Along with everything said in this thread, all of which is true, Jake is a wonderful person. He’s humble and gentle-natured and always has time for a chat, makes you feel you’re more a friend than a fan. This is such a cruel blow. And it’s his birthday tomorrow… 😢

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God that is hard to take,. These season ending injuries are so much more crushing when there is everything to play for. Only really just came to terms with Petty. 

You need these characters in a quest like this. Yes we can win without them but you almost don't want to do it without them. Shattered.

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1 minute ago, layzie said:

God that is hard to take,. These season ending injuries are so much more crushing when there is everything to play for. Only really just came to terms with Petty. 

You need these characters in a quest like this. Yes we can win without them but you almost don't want to do it without them. Shattered.

our forward line has been cursed this year. Petty, Brown, Tmac, Fritsch and Melk. And yes agree re stil getting over Petty.

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2 minutes ago, Wells 11 said:

our forward line has been cursed this year. Petty, Brown, Tmac, Fritsch and Melk. And yes agree re stil getting over Petty.

I think it's a testament to the coaches and the team how well we've done given the forward line problems. It's amazing to think that in the round 23 game against Hawthorn we had only two of the seven forwards who played in the 2021 Grand Final. 

All of Jackson, McDonald, Brown, Spargo and Fritsch were missing for one reason or another. ANB and Kossie were the only two who remained. 

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So devastated, really love this guy he's gotta be top five most important players in the whole team coming into finals.  Shocking luck, and in a game that didn't really matter too, what a load of [censored].  Does not deserve this.  So sad and wishing him all the best for his birthday and a hopefully speedy recovery.  Shocking stuff, love the Milkshake, always been a fan he has really galvanized the whole team this year anything that happens we owe it to him just as much as anyone.

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3 minutes ago, YearOfTheDees said:

May not be the place to post this but do you think there AFL could have said and Luke Dunstan.

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Scans have confirmed Jake Melksham and a Melbourne teammate have both suffered ACL injuries.

Yes that is a bit rude, both of them love the game.

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3 minutes ago, YearOfTheDees said:

May not be the place to post this but do you think there AFL could have said and Luke Dunstan.

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Scans have confirmed Jake Melksham and a Melbourne teammate have both suffered ACL injuries.

All they care about is clicks. It's a part of the strategy of writing headlines to covert. More clicks = More revenue.

Leaving the second part vague means more people will click the article to find out who it is (where most Dees fans would already know).
 

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