The Freemantle Dockers will have to play without the services of defender Alex Silvagni for the next three months as he’s scheduled to undergo hamstring surgery. The club is also trying to figure out what to do with Anthony Morabito as he has had three knew-construction surgeries and is still having a problem with soreness. Silvagni suffered his hamstring injury during a training session back in March when the team was preparing for its last NAB Challenge outing with West Coast. Silvagni was sent to the Peel Thunder of the WAFL to play his way back onto the Freemantle squad, but reinjured his leg in the first quarter of the Thunder’s match on April 26. This is bad news for punters who wanted to back the player this year with a CrownBet AFL Brownlow Medal Bonus Bet.
Freemantle’s head coach Ross Lyon told the press,
He tore his hamstring down at Peel and it’s turned out to be worse than we thought. He’ll fly out to Melbourne to have surgery this week. He’ll miss a period of 12 weeks.
Lyon also spoke about Morabito’s continuous knee problems and said he hopes to find a suitable solution soon. Lyon remarked,
He’s had knee soreness. He really hasn’t trained all summer and we’re working hard behind the scenes to try and find a solution and we’re exploring the whole world, really, to try and get the best treatment for Anthony. It’s not the end of the road yet but he’s got some work in front of him.
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Lyon added that Morabito’s still a young man with a lot of football skill and they’re not giving up on him yet. Morabito missed three entire seasons due to his trio of knee-reconstruction operations and managed to play three games last year when he returned to the Dockers’ lineup. He’s still under contract with the side until the end of the current AFL campaign, but the squad’s depth is being tested without him and Silvagni and the recent release of Colin Sylvia on April 28. In addition, Ryan Crowley still has an upcoming AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal hearing. Be sure to take advantage of a CrownBet AFL Brownlow Medal Bonus Bet this season.
Lyon said his quad certainly faces a challenge in the upcoming weeks die to the missing players, but this will give the chance for some of the fringe players to step up and show the club and its fans what they can do. Don’t forget that a CrownBet AFL Brownlow Medal Bonus Bet is the ideal way to back your favourite footy players.