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Alpha Sport Injury Update: Round 13

Alpha Sport Injury Update: Round 13 The latest injury news, thanks to Alpha Sport.
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19: Michael Barlow of the Suns poses for a photograph during the Gold Coast Suns 2018 official team photo day at Bond University on February 19, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

There was just one injury to come out of last weekend’s trip to Sydney, with NEAFL defender Jack Scrimshaw sustaining a blow to the head in an attempt to win the ball.

Scrimshaw left the ground and did not return under the concussion protocol.

“Unfortunately for Jack he was just starting to show some reasonable signs at NEAFL level which is encouraging,” GM – Football Operations, Jon Haines,  told the Alpha Sport Injury Update. 

“He’s had a head knock on the weekend and experienced a bout of concussions so he’ll go through the normal concussion protocols this week and he’ll be a test later in the week.”

Following on from last week’s injury news, Michael Barlow successfully underwent surgery on his fractured jaw on Friday.

“Mick had an incident the week before in the NEAFL game down at Southport where he broke his jaw so he had surgery during the week,” Haines said.

“We’ll wait and see how the swelling subsides from that before we make a decision on actually returning to play but the surgery went really well and Mick’s feeling well but we’ll just wait and see the outcome of the surgery itself.”

Defender Kade Kolodjashnij is still working through ongoing concussion symptoms but received positive news on that front last week.

“(Kade) had some specialist advice last week down in Melbourne which was really helpful which identified some issues more so to do with his neck than the actual concussion itself,” Haines said.

“That’s giving Kade and the medical team some really good direction on the way forward.

“With all of these sort of incidents the primary consideration is the player and the person himself and Kade’s obviously been experiencing a tough time so to get some positive news last week was really great for him.”

In more positive injury news, Pearce Hanley has resumed training with the main group and is on track to return as scheduled.

“Pearce has been terrific, he’s certainly added some value from a coaching perspective which has been encouraging,” Haines said. 

“He’s obviously been attacking his rehab at the same time as well.

“He’s working his way through it and the timeline that we identified at the start of the rehab period is looking pretty accurate so in about another four to six weeks we expect to see Pearce putting his hand up to play.”

  

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