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Injury Update: Ablett/Rischitelli

The SUNS have been dealt a double blow with scans today resulting in surgery for Gary Ablett and Michael Rischitelli.

5:00pm  Jul 11, 2016

We’re heading in the right direction: Ablett

SUNS captain Gary Ablett remains supremely confident his side is heading in the right direction.

12:15pm  Jul 4, 2016

Ablett and Lynch in Team of the Week

Skipper Gary Ablett and vice-captain Tom Lynch both feature in AFL.com.au's team of the week for round 14.

9:41am  Jun 28, 2016

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AFL Footy Show: Gary Ablett

8:41am  Jul 22, 2016

Goal of the Year: Gary Ablett

11:24am  Jun 27, 2016

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Gary
Ablett

Height
182 cm
DOB
14-05-1984
Weight
87 kg
Debut
2002
Games
2016
14
Career
288
Goals
2016
10
Career
378
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1417
Avg
101
GaryAblett

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player honours: Brownlow Medal 2009, 2013; 2nd Brownlow Medal 2010; 3rd Brownlow Medal 2008 (equal); Geelong Best and Fairest 2007, 2009 (equal); Gold Coast Best and Fairest 2011, 2012, 2013; Geelong 2nd Best and Fairest 2008, 2010; Geelong 3rd Best and Fairest 2005, 2006; All-Australian 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (captain), 2012, 2013; AFLPA MVP 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013; AFLCA Player of the Year 2007, 2008, 2009; Geelong leading goalkicker 2006; Gold Coast leading goalkicker 2012, 2013; Geelong premiership sides 2007, 2009; Geelong pre-season premiership sides 2006, 2009; captain since 2011.
Brownlow Medal: 2014 votes 22; career votes 209.
Previous AFL club: Geelong (2002-10: 192 games, 262 goals).
Draft history: 2001 National AFL Draft 3rd round father-son selection (Geelong) No. 40 overall; 2010 uncontracted player selection (Gold Coast).

Gary Ablett returns as skipper in 2016 for his sixth consecutive season with the Gold Coast SUNS and will be looking to re-establish his place as one of AFL’s all-time greats.

The champion midfielder played the opening two games of the 2015 season after a long rehabilitation process following a shoulder reconstruction. Complications with the injury forced him to miss the next 12 weeks as he worked to strengthen his shoulder joint before returning to the field.

Ablett returned against North Melbourne in round 14, immediately regaining touch by collecting 30 possessions and kicking three goals in a stunning performance that reminded the football landscape of his brilliance.

The dual Brownlow Medallist collected 30 possessions in each of his next two appearances against the Western Bulldogs and Greater Western Sydney, the latter game also saw him gain a career-high 17 tackles. But from there disaster struck against Adelaide in round 17, with Ablett suffering a season-ending knee injury in the opening quarter.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 14.5
    • Handballs 12.5
    • Disposals 27.0
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.1
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 101.2

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Hawthorn Rd 14
Handballs 21 Carlton Rd 3
Disposals 40 Hawthorn Rd 14
Marks 4 Melbourne Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 13 Sydney Swans Rd 11
Goals 2 Melbourne Rd 7
AFL Fantasy 134 Essendon Rd 1

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 121 - 60 20 14 34 4 0 3 2 7 1 3 134
2 Fremantle W 100 - 126 12 11 23 1 0 0 1 8 1 1 97
3 Carlton W 95 - 41 14 21 35 3 0 1 1 8 0 1 124
4 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 94 15 9 24 3 0 0 2 4 0 1 83
5 North Melbourne L 81 - 119 12 16 28 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 91
6 Geelong Cats L 168 - 48 13 13 26 3 0 2 2 5 0 0 90
7 Melbourne L 87 - 160 11 11 22 4 0 2 5 4 2 0 82
8 GWS Giants L 149 - 58 13 8 21 1 0 1 1 5 1 0 82
9 Adelaide Crows L 74 - 149 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 West Coast Eagles L 132 - 55 19 13 32 1 0 1 0 8 0 1 120
11 Sydney Swans L 41 - 79 17 9 26 1 0 2 1 13 0 1 124
12 Richmond L 114 - 97 14 10 24 1 0 1 0 12 1 0 120
14 Hawthorn L 86 - 60 21 19 40 2 0 3 0 3 1 1 129
15 St Kilda W 108 - 68 12 13 25 3 0 0 3 2 1 2 78
16 Brisbane Lions W 139 - 113 10 8 18 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 63
17 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle W 105 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne L 66 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants L 84 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon L 75 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Collingwood L 118 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 6 - L: 15 203 175 378 28 0 19 19 85 10 12 1417

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 288
    • Kicks 13.0
    • Handballs 12.1
    • Disposals 25.1
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 97.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 31 Collingwood Rd 10, 2012
Handballs 33 Adelaide Crows Rd 4, 2009
Disposals 53 Collingwood Rd 10, 2012
Marks 12 Hawthorn Rd 22, 2006
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 17 GWS Giants Rd 16, 2015
Goals 6 Fremantle Rd 12, 2006
AFL Fantasy 186 Collingwood Rd 10, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Gold Coast Suns 203 175 378 28 0 19 19 85 10 12 1417
2015 Gold Coast Suns 94 43 137 12 0 15 9 28 10 3 567
2014 Gold Coast Suns 254 227 481 30 0 35 23 91 24 7 1787
2013 Gold Coast Suns 343 312 655 73 0 35 25 96 28 23 2407
2012 Gold Coast Suns 389 287 676 61 0 41 28 110 26 19 2496
2011 Gold Coast Suns 304 301 605 45 0 38 15 118 18 17 2239
2010 Geelong Cats 338 418 756 106 0 22 27 101 44 26 2803
2009 Geelong Cats 299 445 744 93 0 27 25 92 27 26 2574
2008 Geelong Cats 288 318 606 100 0 44 19 95 26 24 2347
2007 Geelong Cats 358 309 667 98 0 42 22 86 30 26 2512
2006 Geelong Cats 212 142 354 74 0 22 15 65 35 28 1617
2005 Geelong Cats 257 178 435 65 0 23 22 86 29 26 1823
2004 Geelong Cats 178 123 301 46 0 14 27 93 35 25 1458
2003 Geelong Cats 189 138 327 61 0 21 11 77 26 20 1498
2002 Geelong Cats 37 63 100 13 0 7 1 25 10 3 443

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Kicks
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Disposals
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Marks
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Hit-outs
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Frees For
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Tackles
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Goals
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