Neville Jetta of the Melbourne Demons has gone to visit a specialist to find out when he might be healthy enough to return to action following his recent concussion. Jetta suffered the head injury in Melbourne’s fourth-round clash with the Richmond Tigers and has been on the sidelines since. The defender has missed three matches now, but he’s still been able to train as he waits for doctors to clear him for a return. Dave Misson, the fitness boss at the Demons, told the media that the club will know more about a possible return date once they consult with the specialist. There’s still plenty of games to go in the 2015 season, but it’s never too early to start planning for a CrownBet AFL Grand Final wager.
When asked about Jetta’s condition, Misson remarked, “Nev is going well. He has been doing a power of work and has been training with the group and doing a lot of extra running.” To add to the Demons’ injury woes, defender Christian Salem was hurt in round seven and is expected to be out of action for up to a month due to a hamstring problem. However, there was some good news as Misson said key forward Jesse Hogan should be ready to play after the 20-year-old sat out the recent match against the Hawthorn Hawks. The Hawks are one team who should garner some attention this year when it comes to fans having a go at a CrownBet AFL Grand Final bet.
Midfielder Jack Viney hasn’t played since the second round when he fractured his leg, but Melbourne is hoping he can suit up for the squad in a couple of more weeks. Misson stated,
Jack Viney is going really well, but he’ll do his first session back with the group on May 20. On the back of that he won’t play this week. He needs a little bit more than that so we expect him to play the following week.
Two other Demons who are sidelined are Sam Frost and Dean Kent. Frost won’t be back for four to six weeks due to an injured toe and Kent will miss another eight to 10 weeks with a hamstring injury. On top of that, Jay Kennedy-Harris is a fortnight away from returning because of a groin problem. All teams must deal with injuries throughout the football season and the ones that handle them the best often feature in the CrownBet AFL Grand Final betting market.