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4 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

The problem with losing either of May/Lever is that they are our generals in defence. It's like having an on-field coach.

The problem with losing both of them is we also lose the on-field coach aspect. We're not exactly back in Frost/Oscar territory, but the cohesiveness our of defence relies on having at least one of them on the ground.

Don’t forget General McDonald !

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Name Injury Expected Return
Ollie Sestan Concussion Test
Jake Lever Knee Test
Steven May Ribs 1 week 
Lachie Hunter Calf 1 week
Daniel Turner  Hip 2 - 3 weeks 
Charlie Spargo Achilles 2 - 4 weeks
Shane McAdam Hamstring 3 - 5 weeks  
Jake Bowey Shoulder 7 weeks
Jake Melksham  Knee 12 - 14 weeks  
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Nathan Buckley said tonight On The Couch that he had a very similar injury to May, including the transverse issue and a broken rib, all from a marking incident.

He said he missed a week, played the next (but was ordinary), and was right after that. Interesting insight.

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Injury List: Round 3

Ollie Sestan — concussion/ Test
Jake Lever — knee/ Test
Lachie Hunter — calf/ 1 week
Steven May — ribs/ 1 week
Daniel Turner — hip/ 2 - 3 weeks
Charlie Spargo — Achilles/ 2 - 4 weeks
Shane McAdam — hamstring/ 3 - 5 weeks
Jake Bowey — shoulder/ 7 weeks
Jake Melksham — knee/ 12 - 14 weeks

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7 hours ago, dees189227 said:

Surely you couldn't fly with a fractured rib. Keep him right for the Brisbane game

Anyway happy to see lever escaped serious knee damage 

Depends if you are flying yourself (would be difficult) or in a plane which should be no problem.

i suspect that you are thinking of a punctured lung / pneumothorax (air in the chest cavity around partially collapsed lung) where flying is a big no no. 

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On 08/03/2024 at 08:40, sue said:

You'd be right except for the fact that who knows which players are in those 'very few'.  It's one thing to expect players to be available, it's another to make it complusory.

It’s a difficult one that the rule could be called the Dustin Martin Rule. 98% would be fine I think so the 2% might just have to go in with the Coach after a match. 

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On 25/03/2024 at 11:33, Mazer Rackham said:

The problem with losing either of May/Lever is that they are our generals in defence. It's like having an on-field coach.

The problem with losing both of them is we also lose the on-field coach aspect. We're not exactly back in Frost/Oscar territory, but the cohesiveness our of defence relies on having at least one of them on the ground.

Oh I completely agree. I don't think enough has been said about losing May (huge out against quality oppo, at their home) and potentially Lever. If both are our - we lose the 2 pillars - and as you say our generals, and on-field coach. We have depth, but it's limited, and certainly not to their quality/experience. 

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14 minutes ago, Red But Mostly Blue said:

Oh I completely agree. I don't think enough has been said about losing May (huge out against quality oppo, at their home) and potentially Lever. If both are our - we lose the 2 pillars - and as you say our generals, and on-field coach. We have depth, but it's limited, and certainly not to their quality/experience. 

May has been in stellar form too. Yes we have good depth. But losing May with Lever is a very big blow. These two that have played so many games together would have a significant symbiotic relationship. That said I've been impressed with Tmacs form and I thought Petty was moving quite well. So it's not complete panic stations. The timing isn't great with the two consecutive SA games.

It just had to be us to score a SA team in gather round or whatever it's called. It is in essence another interstate match for us. I wonder if this was a concession for finally getting a reprieve from playing at Kardinia.

Anyway, I hope the two of them are back asap. Like it hasn't been bad enough that our fwd line has been devastated by injuries. Maybe Tommo will get the nod. Most of us agree he played well in last game. As much as we will probably need Petty in defence, I love seeing him play fwd.

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On 25/03/2024 at 20:21, The heart beats true said:

Nathan Buckley said tonight On The Couch that he had a very similar injury to May, including the transverse issue and a broken rib, all from a marking incident.

He said he missed a week, played the next (but was ordinary), and was right after that. Interesting insight.

There are some tough blokes about. I had only bruised ribs once and every time I coughed or laughed I was in agony. Could hardy to put on a shirt. Can't imagine playing a game of AFL footy.

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14 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

May has been in stellar form too. Yes we have good depth. But losing May with Lever is a very big blow. These two that have played so many games together would have a significant symbiotic relationship. That said I've been impressed with Tmacs form and I thought Petty was moving quite well. So it's not complete panic stations. The timing isn't great with the two consecutive SA games.

It just had to be us to score a SA team in gather round or whatever it's called. It is in essence another interstate match for us. I wonder if this was a concession for finally getting a reprieve from playing at Kardinia.

Anyway, I hope the two of them are back asap. Like it hasn't been bad enough that our fwd line has been devastated by injuries. Maybe Tommo will get the nod. Most of us agree he played well in last game. As much as we will probably need Petty in defence, I love seeing him play fwd.

Yeah the synergy between them is a critical piece of our gameplan. It's great having the luxury of Petty back - and to know he can play up forward or back. Would also have loved him up forward, but tbh if it means a little more stability to have him out back, to find his feet again for a few weeks before returning when May/Lever return, that's OK. TMac and likely Tommo will do a solid job. 

But yeah not lost on me either that our forward line was decimated, then in one half of footy, we lose the backbone of our backline. Footy Gods are nuts. 

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On 25/03/2024 at 14:08, Webber said:

Semantics, Redleg. Crack is more commonly used when referring to a fracture that doesn’t go ‘through’ the bone entire or is ‘undisplaced’. In other words, if you didn’t see the fracture ‘line’, you wouldn’t know the bone is broken. A ‘displaced’ fracture, of which there’s a spectrum of severity, means the bone is not aligned as ‘normal’ either side of the crack/s. Jeremy Howe’s arm last year was a displaced fracture. Very. Nobody’s calling that a crack. 
As to Maysie’s return, the issue will be pain. Playing won’t make the situation worse. The contrary situation to this would be if someone had a crack in their navicular bone (arch, or midfoot), which is a vital weight-bearing, structural bone. Crack might be there on imaging, but without pain. No way that player plays until the crack is fully resolved, regardless of pain. Reason being that the crack can turn into a bigger crack, and career over. Not the case with ribs, or transverse process. 

Loving your insights @Webber, really gives additional confidence on club/other feedback. Thanks very much!

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49 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

goodwin FINALLY got asked some footy questions at the end of his press conference...

lever and may will both travel to adelaide, with the former likely to suit up on saturday if he gets through training today and may a wait-and-see

Lever may and May may not.

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Clayton Oliver left Melbourne training early on Wednesday has been sent for scans on a hand injury.

This masthead was at Casey Fields on Wednesday when Oliver left training early, grabbing at his right hand and in clear pain.

A club source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the injury was believed to be a dislocation that was unlikely to stop him playing, but the club had sent the dynamic midfielder for scans for certainty.

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16 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

Well you know what the rumours are going to be now…

You can use the above post for any laughing or angry reactions but to all posters please don't post any more about the illicit drug policy.

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Didn't he cop a a kick to the hand against the Doggies? Or someone this season, it's already a blur. 

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