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Alpha Sport Injury Update: Round 19

Alpha Sport Injury Update: Round 19 The latest injury news, thanks to Alpha Sport.
BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: Debutant, Brayden Crossley of the Suns in action during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns at Mars Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Ballarat, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

Brayden Crossley will be unavailable for selection for at least the next couple of weeks after fracturing his cheekbone in the win over Sydney. 

Crossley received the knock in a marking contest in the second quarter, but managed to play out the rest of the game after receiving treatment.

“(It was a) really courageous effort by Brayden to play with that injury throughout the game and display great resilience,” Gold Coast’s GM – Football Operations Jon Haines told the Alpha Sport Injury Update.

“(It’s) unfortunate for Brayden in the short term but a great sign of resilience and we’re sure he’ll be back really quickly.”

Nick Holman also received an injury to his shoulder in the third term, but like Crossley was able to play out the match.

“He got a knock on his shoulder so he’ll be a test this week,” Haines said.

“A really resilient effort by Nick to play through that particular injury on the weekend and continue to play his role for the team.”

As reported in last week’s Coaches Chat, Jack Martin was struck down by a calf injury at training and will be out for a number of weeks.

“It looks like a three to four week injury at this stage,” Haines said. 

“Jack’s commenced his rehabilitation and we’re really hoping that he can come back towards the latter part of the season and we’ll see how that progresses over the next couple of weeks.”

In good news, Jack Bowes (quad) and Matt Rosa (hamstring) made successful returns from injury in the NEAFL and were prolific in the win. 

“(It) was pleasing for both the boys and the club and obviously our supporters as well,” Haines said.

“Both guys got through the game really well and they’re looking forward to playing again this weekend.”

Ben Ainsworth and Pearce Hanley were ruled out of the NEAFL late due to illness, but are expected to make a full recovery for Saturday.

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