'If He Plays Any Footy This Year It Will Be A Bonus For The Geelong Football Club'

Damning prognosis

'If He Plays Any Footy This Year It Will Be A Bonus For The Geelong Football Club'

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Now we are nearing the pointy end of the seasons and injuries are becoming some of the biggest stories in the AFL, Triple M's Dr Rohan White dropped by The Hot Breakfast this morning to provide some insight.

Geelong captain Joel Selwood limped off twice on Friday night with a high ankle sprain - and his immediate future is extremely cloudy.

White described the syndesmosis injury as unpredictable, with 2016 premiership star Tom Liberatore last year only missing 4 weeks with a similar sprain.

Other players, however, including Ryan Griffin and Marc Murphy, have missed significant chunks of seasons recently with the same injury.

“This is unpredictable," Dr White said.

“The club came out initially saying he wouldn’t miss a week, now they’re saying it’s going to be 4 weeks.

"If he plays any footy this year it will be a bonus for the Geelong Football Club. I think it’s a significant injury.

"He has not only got a syndesmosis injury but he also damaged the outside ligaments and probably bone bruising - which caused the pain from the incident."

Geelong remain optimistic that Selwood will return for finals as he undergoes surgery this week.

Listen to the full chat here:

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