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Broadbent ruled out for season with footy injury

portadelaidefc.com.au  July 11, 2018 11:31 AM

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 2: Matthew Broadbent 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: Matthew Broadbent 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)

EXPERIENCED Port Adelaide defender Matthew Broadbent will sit out the rest of the season after developing a stress fracture in his right foot.

The 27-year-old played just his second game of the season last Sunday in the SANFL after undergoing two operations on his right ankle.

He had 15 touches and five marks but came off early in the last quarter after rolling his left ankle.

Port Adelaide’s Head of High Performance Ian McKeown said the stress fracture was identified after the game.

“Matthew developed mid foot soreness from the game on the weekend and was found to have a developing stress fracture in his first toe,” he said.

“He will be off his legs for an indefinite period of time to allow the bone to heal before commencing running again, so unfortunately he will not be taking any further part in the season.”

Broadbent has played 161 AFL games since his debut in 2009.

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