The Fremantle Dockers said they won’t rush Anthony Morabito back into the lineup after he suffered a setback following his latest knee surgery. The midfielder has had several ongoing problems with his left knee and the Dockers’ are hoping he’ll still be an effective member of the team some time during the upcoming 2015 AFL campaign. Morabito has missed a few weeks’ worth of training after undergoing surgery on his knee, which has already been reconstructed three times. His latest problem surfaced when he felt pain in his leg which resulted from his operation last September. To keep up to date on Morabito’s status be sure to follow the CrownBet AFL information page.
Chris Bond, the football operations manager for Fremantle, recently spoke with the West Australian and said the club will give Morabito all of the support and time he needs to make a full recovery. Bond stated,
“We haven’t lost hope. We will keep working with him. Our main thing is for him to get some continuity in his training and his playing for Peel. The meniscus operation – there have been some hiccups with that along the way. There is not a timeline for him. We are not going to put that pressure on him and he doesn’t have to put it on himself. He has just got to get to a stage where he can do the work and play.”
Bond remarked that the injury was serious enough to interrupt Morabito’s preseason due to the swelling and soreness in his knee. The team would rather be safe than sorry with his recovery and will just take things as they come with him. He added that the player has shown a lot of courage and character regarding his injuries and his teammates and coaching staff are all backing him to return sooner rather than later. The CrownBet AFL information website is the place to be this season for all the latest news on your favourite AFL clubs and players.
The 23-year-old Morabito managed to return to the Dockers’ lineup in round 16 last season in a game against Melbourne. The trio of knee-reconstruction surgeries had kept him on the shelf since his impressive 2010 debut season. Morabito played in three straight contests upon his return to the side with two of them being as a substitute. He then lost his place in the squad after Fremantle’s defeat to St Kilda in round 18. Morabito then signed a year-long contract with the club for the 2015 campaign. Keep abreast of the latest breaking news this year by visiting the CrownBet AFL information site on a regular basis.