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Injury wrap - September 19

Simon Conway  September 19, 2017 4:17 PM

BTV: SKINS Injury Update - Sept 19 With High Performance Manager, Justin Crow.

All Australian defender Michael Hurley is set to undergo two post-season arthroscopes but the procedures are unlikely to significantly impinge on his pre-season campaign.

Hurley played 21 games this season and was ranked first in the competition for rebounds from the defensive 50 and third for intercepts.

He’ll undergo arthroscopes to repair wrist and hip complaints and it’s likely he’ll be on a restricted training program when the pre-season gets underway.

“’Hurls’ will have a slight modification at the start of the pre-season but be up and running by Christmas and in everything beyond that,” High Performance Manager Justin Crow said.

“We’re hoping for him to have another good pre-season.” 

Josh Green is progressing well following surgery last month on an injured foot.

He’s on track to be ready for the start of the pre-season.

David Myers will undergo finger surgery after suffering an injury early in the season.

But, like Green, he’ll be ready to go when the players return from their break. 

Matthew Leuenberger will undergo shoulder surgery and will be on a restricted program when he begins the pre-season.

“He’ll have his rotator cuff repaired … that’ll affect him in terms of contact pre-Christmas but he’ll be into his running and other parts of his rehab before that,” Crow said.

Cale Hooker missed the Bombers final two matches of the season with bone bruising in his leg.

He would have been a chance to play had the side progressed deeper into the finals and will be fully fit for the start of the pre-season. 

Ben McNiece (neck complaint) and Jackson Merrett (broken leg) will also be ready to go when the players return in November.