It is confirmed that Sam Smith has a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee and will undergo surgery.
Following an injury Sam Smith sustained in the NTFL on the weekend, he has undergone a scan with indicators sadly showing damage to his ACL.
Heading into our final men’s game for the season there are a few players injury list requiring assessment and no new additions to the women’s injury list.
A few head-on collisions in the women’s match resulted in two mouth injuries to Gemma Cusack and Michaelia Roberts and for the men there’s nothing major only a couple of players requiring assessment.
Lots of fitness tests await the men while the women have a fairly clean bill of health with the exception of Tabby May.
With a few niggly injuries for the men, this week is the ideal time for them to have their bye while the women have no new additions this week.
The ThunderW team have four players requiring assessment after Round 12 and unfortunately for the men Phillip Wills is on the sidelines for 4-6 weeks due to a back fracture.
Six out of the 10 injury’s for the men this week require them to pass a fitness test before they’re available for selection while the women still have a clean slate with no injuries to report.
For the second consecutive week there are no players on the ThunderW injury list this week while Hugo Drogemuller (shoulder) and Coen Hutt (neck) are the only new additions to the men’s.
There are no players on the ThunderW injury list this week while Patrick Heenan and Jack Munkara are the only new additions to the men’s.
Boles, Sunnders and Wills are all have one more week with their respective injuries and looking at the women’s injuries post Round 7 there are four players who require assessment.
Joe Anderson, Patrick Boles and Tylah Saunders all require assessment post Round 11 and in the women’s Lateesha Jeffery is no longer on the injury list, taken her place is Sue Nalder.
Cameron Glover is the only player to join the list this week with a one week leg injury while for the women’s Lateesha Jeffrey is still the sole player on their injury list.
No new additions to the VFL Women’s injury list however there are a few of the NEAFL players require assessment after Saturday’s clash.
Tim Brook is looking like the closest player to come off the Men’s injury list, needing to pass a fitness test in order to get back on the field this weekend.