Gold Coast SUNS General Manager of Football Jon Haines has provided an update on the shoulder injury that first year player Matt Rowell suffered in the Round 5 match against Geelong. 

Speaking with SUNS Media, Haines said the club would asses all options available before making a final decision on the next steps forward.

“We had some scans taken yesterday and those scans have confirmed it’s a dislocation,” GC SUNS General Manager of Football Haines said. 

“Our medical team have viewed those scans and we’ve also sought some external views on those scans as well.

“What we’ll do now is take a little bit of time to assess those options, assess the views and have a good chat about it.

“We don’t feel like we have to rush the decision, we understand there is a high level of interest in it, but we also want to make sure we make the right decision for Matt and that will be done in consultation with Matt and his family.”

“We’ll do that over the next little bit and then work out what the best way forward is.” 

With the playing group currently in Wollongong, Rowell was still in good spirits. 

“He’s in good spirits, he’s frustrated and disappointed obviously, but that’s the type of person he is. He’s been terrific, he’s re-joined the group and depending on what path we take with our decision, we’ll make a decision on whether he stays here or not.”

The Gold Coast SUNS will continue to provide updates throughout the process.