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Dr Jones & Partners injury update: Round 8

portadelaidefc.com.au  May 14, 2018 7:04 PM

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 2: Willem Drew of the Power poses for a portrait during the Port Adelaide Power team photo day at Alberton Oval on March 2, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 2: Willem Drew of the Power poses for a portrait during the Port Adelaide Power team photo day at Alberton Oval on March 2, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

YOUNG midfielder Willem Drew has had successful surgery on his right heel but will miss the rest of the season as he rehabilitates. 

Port Adelaide’s Head of High performance, Ian McKeown, says surgery was the best option for the 19-year-old in the long term. 

“We’ve been managing his injury since late in the pre-season,” McKeown said 

“It got to the stage where he was able to play for the Magpies against Norwood (in Round 6). 

“He wasn’t at risk of doing any further damage but didn’t have the freedom of movement he needed, so we made the decision to operate. This way he’ll be fit and ready to go for the start of pre-season training at the end of this year.” 

Aidyn Johnson isn’t available for the upcoming weekend as he recovers from a groin issue. 

Matthew Broadbent is now running freely as he looks to build fitness on the comeback trail from a long-term ankle injury. 

Injury List 

AFL

Karl Amon – concussion (available)

Aidyn Johnson – groin (1-2 weeks)

Matthew Broadbent – ankle (TBC)

Jarrod Lienert – knee (6-8 weeks)

Willem Drew – heel (season)

Hamish Hartlett – knee (season)

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