The Gold Coast Suns have already had their first injury casualty and the AFL season hasn’t even started.
Midfielder Harrison Wigg, who already had an injury interrupted season last year, is like to miss 2019 after suffering a knee injury at training on Thursday morning.
The 22-year-old underwent scans following the incident, with GM – Football Operations Jon Haines confirming he had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.
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Haines said that the whole club would rally around him during his recovery.
“It’s really unfortunate for Harrison, he had an injury interrupted season with the club last year, but had put together a really strong pre-season,” Haines said.
“We’ll make sure we provide as much support as we can for Harrison, and it’s been great today to see the way the whole football club has got around him to show their support.”
“We were excited to see Harrison play some consistent football this year as we know what he can provide for us both on and off the field.”
“We know he’ll approach his recovery with the professionalism he has shown this pre-season and we look forward to seeing him back up and running.”
The club is still working out what road to take regarding surgery.