The Geelong Cats confirmed that Mitch Clark will miss the club’s showdown against the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 2, but said they don’t expect him to be sidelined for long. Clark is having problems with soreness in his right foot and the 27-year-old is now complaining about problems with his left foot also. He developed the symptoms after the Tigers’ defeat to North Melbourne Kangaroos last weekend and the club felt it was better to rest him this weekend as a precautionary measure. Fans and punters can wager on the Tigers and Cats via a CrownBet AFL Bonus Bet.
Steve Hocking, the Tigers’ football manager told the club’s official website,
Mitch is a player we view as a long-term player for the club so after his foot pulled up sore following the Kangaroos game we decided to not take the risk in the short-term.
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Clark formerly played with the Melbourne Demons and suffered with right foot issues. He injured the foot in round 13 back in 2012 and wasn’t able to begin running again until late that year. He managed to suit u for the first four outings of the 2013 campaign, but then had to stop as doctors had to take a screw out of his foot. Clark missed the rest of the 2013 and in April of 2014 he announced his retirement from the game after doctors diagnosed him as being clinically depressed. A CrownBet AFL Bonus Bet is the ideal way to get in on all of the footy action this year.
The Tigers will also be without the services of ruckman Rhys Stanley as the former St Kilda player is also suffering from aches and pains. Hocking stated, “With Rhys having such an interrupted preseason we felt it important to manage his loads with a cautious eye this early in the season. The good news is there is no significant issue.” Hocking added that Mathew Stokes will likely return to the lineup next week after recovering from an Achilles problem. Don’t forget to check out the weekly CrownBet AFL Bonus Bet options before each round of the 2015 campaign. On the bright side, The Tigers will have defender Tom Lonergan back in the side after suffering a concussion against Gold Coast earlier in the year.