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2 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

Realistically only JVR and Salem are best 22 locks, and both will be available within a week or two. 
The sky is definitely not falling yet. 

I think everyone overlooks the fact that our list is 2 places short, with Smith and Brayshaw missing 

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On 09/05/2024 at 15:11, poita said:

Re Charlie Spargo, it seems to me that he was injured late in the pre season, and came to opening round with no match fitness. He was clearly underdone and probably carried an injury into OR. Did we make the situation worse by playing him? Certainly he contributed nothing to the team that evening.

He was put on the injury list after that game, and was listed as 3 weeks in early April. A month later and he is still listed as 3 weeks.

If all goes well from here maybe he gets one Casey game in before the bye, then it is probably July before he can push for senior selection.

If I was a player in that situation, particularly given the depth in my position, I would be absolutely furious as to how the injury has been managed.

Maybe, maybe not.   But I agree it seemed a weird decision to play him round zero. 

2 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Those injuries are piling up again.

Sure, Salem aside they are on the 18-26 level of players but the tank is running thin when you add in Brayshaw and Smith as well

Even though “it is only WCE” the loss again of two big forwards in one week throws us a challenge.  

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24 minutes ago, Farmer said:

I think everyone overlooks the fact that our list is 2 places short, with Smith and Brayshaw missing 

Nobody is overlooking or forgot the fact that we’ve lost Brayshaw on this side. He is an enormous loss and we will not be able to fill the hole he’s left on our list, neither from a leadership nor versatility perspective. 

He is sorely missed and I dream at night of Maynard getting hit by the karma bus. 

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1 hour ago, Farmer said:

I think everyone overlooks the fact that our list is 2 places short, with Smith and Brayshaw missing 

45 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Nobody is overlooking or forgot the fact that we’ve lost Brayshaw on this side. He is an enormous loss and we will not be able to fill the hole he’s left on our list, neither from a leadership nor versatility perspective. 

He is sorely missed and I dream at night of Maynard getting hit by the karma bus. 

@Jaded No More I think perhaps this is a different point.

It's one thing to not have Brayshaw anymore, it's another to not have a replacement for him on the list.

We're not on our own there though - Collingwood's in the same boat with Murphy and the Dogs today lost O'Driscoll.

But for us we also have Smith inactive on the list too, without a replacement. So as @Farmer says, we're two down in terms of players available for selection before you even start with the injury list, which is now up to 7, most of whom are forwards (JVR, Turner, Melksham, Spargo - Smith being a 5th forward).

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4 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

Realistically only JVR and Salem are best 22 locks, and both will be available within a week or two. 
The sky is definitely not falling yet. 

I said 18-26 Salem aside.

Depth is important. Turner and Hore are in best 24

Nothing much left at Casey these days

JVR is a one week anomaly

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How we should view the reporting of the health of our players, in

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/1554641/injury-report-salem-to-test:

Daniel T: Reporting - 'He'll miss the next couple of weeks '. Table - '3-4 weeks'.

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Name Injury Expected Return
Christian Salem Hamstring Test
Josh Schache Foot TBC
Daniel Turner Calf 3 - 4 weeks
Marty Hore Calf 4 - 6 weeks
Charlie Spargo Achilles 2 - 3 weeks
Jake Melksham  Knee 5 - 7 weeks  
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11 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

Nobody is overlooking or forgot the fact that we’ve lost Brayshaw on this side. He is an enormous loss and we will not be able to fill the hole he’s left on our list, neither from a leadership nor versatility perspective. 

He is sorely missed and I dream at night of Maynard getting hit by the karma bus. 

I reckon a lot of the media are doing precisely that.

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38 minutes ago, Demonland said:

After a few weeks of their return timelines dwindling both Spargo and Melksham's return timelines stalled again this week.

And it’s not a perfect science, Andy. Not even close. Repeating an annual refrain, injuries, injury management, projected return to play, and outcomes of RTP are all a ‘best anticipated based on what’s known at any given moment’ situation and projection. What people fail to factor in are the personalities and psychology of any given player. They ALL struggle psychologically with not being able to do the thing they’re paid for - their beloved day job. As such, anything from fear of re-aggravation to denial of possible re-aggravation, or even of a problem to begin with, have to be factored in. It’s incredibly tricky, and fluid, and on a case to case basis, often really hard to predict. We know what we know about the physical nature of injuries of course, and the biomechanics causing them, then what’s ’physically’ required for RTP, but that’s still just a corner of the picture. The predictable lament by some, maybe many (not you of course 😉) - “he’s STILL 4 weeks away, how can that be? Are they incompetent?” - reveals, to put it kindly, a mind-numbingly repetitive misunderstanding of injuries and injury management. 

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1 hour ago, sue said:

I reckon a lot of the media are doing precisely that.

Oh yes the media sure has gone quiet on that front, I was referring to our fans.

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25 minutes ago, Webber said:

(not you of course 😉)

All I was doing was presenting facts not questioning the science or the process.

I think the Clubs and the AFL need to move away from presenting timelines. I know this will frustrate supporters.

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37 minutes ago, Demonland said:

All I was doing was presenting facts not questioning the science or the process.

I think the Clubs and the AFL need to move away from presenting timelines. I know this will frustrate supporters.

There is nothing wrong with the timelines, as long as people understand they are only an approximate guide. 

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26 minutes ago, Demonland said:

All I was doing was presenting facts not questioning the science or the process.

I think the Clubs and the AFL need to move away from presenting timelines. I know this will frustrate supporters.

 I wasn’t targeting you, just seemed a good jumping off point. Non-reporting of projected timelines is never going to happen. There’d be a melt-down. People should be smart enough to educate themselves on the reality of injuries, and should be encouraged in that way. As with injuries as a whole in the AFL however, they’re largely under-commented on. Particularly as relates to club fortunes and impact on success, of course. You know It’s a tough man’s game and all that, so we shouldn’t complain. 

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30 minutes ago, Demonland said:

All I was doing was presenting facts not questioning the science or the process.

I think the Clubs and the AFL need to move away from presenting timelines. I know this will frustrate supporters.

Body mass has disappeared from the public purview subject to the new hysteria about self image. Is Time now on the chopping block of societal sensitives as well? My mass seems to increase with time (sigh)... since mass increases with increased velocity then it stands to reason that you can lose weight by sitting on the couch watching AFL 360.

 
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50 minutes ago, Tarax Club said:

Body mass has disappeared from the public purview subject to the new hysteria about self image

And what’s the loss? We visually scrutinise the players every week, so what does adding a numerical attribution to that witnessing count for? Same with height, waist size, inside thigh measurement, and so on. If it makes the players feel less threatened by those ridiculous levels of scrutiny and judgement, who wouldn’t be for it? 

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The good news is that Shane McAdam is another week closer to debuting and Tom Fullarton May have only had a bug, neither have been listed as injured. However feel for Marty Hore and Daniel Turner as there is a window for both of them right now.!!

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Given the volume of historical data on AFL player injury recovery times and ranges, these should be given next to a specific players estimated time to recover.

would help educate…

ie Turner - mild calf strain - 2-3 weeks (club estimate) - 2-6 weeks (AFL recovery range). 

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2 minutes ago, Webber said:

And what’s the loss? We visually scrutinise the players every week, so what does adding a numerical attribution to that witnessing count for? Same with height, waist size, inside thigh measurement, and so on. If it makes the players feel less threatened by those ridiculous levels of scrutiny and judgement, who wouldn’t be for it? 

You are possibly right Webber you have a good handle on these things, however old enjoyed habits/knowledge die that little bit harder and tend to go against a hardened grain.😁

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Daniel Turner and Marty Hore must be two very unlucky or fragile types of players.  Hore has been injured for majority of his return.  Got back and now copped more injuries.  Turner has played max 3-4 games then injured again for likely 3-5 weeks. Hugely disappointed as both show to be handy players when fit and available.  

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On 09/05/2024 at 15:29, DistrACTION Jackson said:

That was one of the weirdest selections, probably since Schache sub!

Felt like the coaching team panicked on that one.

Well the two selections were made in successive games by our Club it’s just that there  was 6 months between games!! Last years semi and opening round 2024. 
Both were massive disasters. Perhaps Charlie should have been Sub for OR 2024 in hindsight and Schache played in that game. . 

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