Mixed news for SUNS young guns

GOLD Coast SUNS rookie Jack Martin continues to suffer a rough introduction to the world of AFL.

The young gun will undergo shoulder surgery today, after damaging his AC joint during the first quarter of the SUNS’ round 1 victory over Richmond at Metricon Stadium.

The SUNS’ website reports, Martin and the club met with shoulder specialists in the past week to determine the most appropriate course of action.


General Manager Football Operations, Marcus Ashcroft, insists despite the news, Martin left the consultation optimistic.

“Jack’s in a pretty good space, he and the club were pleased with the report he received from the specialist,” Ashcroft said.

“During the consultation it was determined that surgery was the best way to treat the injury,” he added.

“Following Jack’s surgery he will continue extensive rehabilitation. As he progresses we will be in a better position to establish when he will be available to return.”

In some more positive news for the local AFL side, young midfielder Jaeger O’Meara has been awarded a Goal of the Year nomination.

The on-baller has been recognised for his “boundary line brilliance” during the Tigers clash.

O’Meara joins Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle) and Patrick Dangerfield (Adelaide) as the three chosen nominees for round one.