RICHMOND have confirmed Alex Rance will miss the rest of the 2019 season after injuring his knee in the side’s 33-point win over Carlton on Thursday night.
The Tigers vice-captain has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament after landing awkwardly during a marking contest in the third quarter of the game, his 200th in the AFL.
The 29-year-old will be meeting with a surgeon today and is expected to go under the knife in the coming days.
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“We’re really disappointed for Alex that he’ll spend an extended period of time out of the game, he’s a wonderful player and fantastic leader of our team,” Richmond General Manager of Football, Neil Balme said.
“Alex, to his credit has been incredibly positive since the injury occurred, and we’ll continue to rally around him in the coming days and throughout his rehab process.”
“While we’ll miss his on-field contribution this season, we know he’ll apply the same dedication and discipline to his rehab and recovery, and we will continue to provide our ongoing support to him.”