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Alpha Sport Injury Update: Round 16

Alpha Sport Injury Update: Round 16 The latest injury news, thanks to Alpha Sport.

First-year defender Josh Jaska has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after injuring his wrist in the Round 12 NEAFL match against Sydney Uni.

Gold Coast’s GM – Football Operations, Jon Haines, told the Alpha Sport Injury Update the key defender has gone into surgery to have the wrist repaired.

“The timeline is for the screws to be removed in about eight weeks time so effectively that means the season (is over) for Josh,” Haines said.

“We’ll obviously support him through this rehab and have him set up for the off-season period.”

In good news, Haines confirmed four players are set to return in Round 17 barring any further setbacks.

(Matt) Rosa, (Jack) Bowes, (Brayden) Fiorini and (Pearce) Hanley are all tracking really well with their rehab at this stage,” Haines said.

“All things being equal over the next couple of weeks, they’ll all be looking for some game time in Round 17 which is terrific news.” 

It is still unclear how long Sam Day will be out with the shoulder injury he sustained in Round 14 against Hawthorn.

The key forward is set to undergo more scans and see a specialist next Monday to determine the best course of action.

“Once those scans have been reviewed and we get an expert opinion from the surgeon we’ll be able to have a clearer picture on what Sam’s rehab looks like in the back half of the year,” Haines said.

View the full injury list here.