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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2024, 07:34:13 PM »
tried to tell a few on here but they defended the decision and also the man himself. Crickets at the moment from a few of them  :shh

the bloke is a very average footballer and was not required. He was also average at gws, and his numbers and body prove that.

GWS made out like they gaf but in reality never gave a flying stuff about hopper and i suspect TT. The main guy they loved is in brownlow medal form and he was the one they wanted all along.







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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2024, 11:38:10 PM »
Iíll defend hopper because he is getting criticism for a deal that should be directed at the club.

He is better than an average footballer for sure but the constant injuries arenít helping him to prove that. Again another thing I would criticise the club for as while Iím sure it isnít the case, itís hard to believe a full examination on his knee didnít pick up anything that would have raised some concerns over handing the bloke a 7 year contract.

GWSí were handed a treasure chest of first round picks which unlike GC they managed to mainly get right. They have willingly lost their early draft picks who have requested moves and replaced them with 2 new ones that they get in the trades. Itís a cycle that doesnít seem to end unless they start being able to retain their players or missing on their early picks. Steele, shiel, Taranto, adams, hopper, Cameron, patton, treloar, the list goes on and onÖ..

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2024, 08:28:00 AM »
I thought/think he's a good footballer but maybe his body is just going to let him down prematurely.

If that's the case then the club has to answer for the ridiculous 7 year contract he was enticed with.

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2024, 08:29:47 AM »
In other news, under parliamentary privilege, MP Andrew Wilkie has alleged that he has been told by a former MFC doctor that the club (and all/most other clubs) are doing their own illicit drug testing and dropping players from their side under injury clouds such as 'hamstring soreness' so that they don't play when testing positive to performance enhancing drugs like amphetamine.

Wouldn't put it beyond the realm of possible myself.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/27/andrew-wilkie-tells-parliament-of-alleged-secret-drug-tests-on-afl-players-ntwnfb

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2024, 09:29:41 AM »
Its %100 true and has been going on for years. Every club has players that do drugs

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2024, 10:26:07 AM »
Its %100 true and has been going on for years. Every club has players that do drugs

Yep.

The COVID hubs were apparently rampant with female visitors and coke being thrown over the fences for the players. Heard it direct from a former RFC player who was there.

And they all knew about Dimma's new Mrs and largely didn't GAF, maybe bar Cotchin or players who were similarly close to him and his family.

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2024, 10:58:13 AM »
tried to tell a few on here but they defended the decision and also the man himself. Crickets at the moment from a few of them  :shh

the bloke is a very average footballer and was not required. He was also average at gws, and his numbers and body prove that.

GWS made out like they gaf but in reality never gave a flying stuff about hopper and i suspect TT. The main guy they loved is in brownlow medal form and he was the one they wanted all along.

So..when our starting midfield of Dow, Baker and Taranto walked out to start the game against Butters, Wines and Rose last Sunday, you didn't think we might miss this very average footballer?

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2024, 11:35:39 AM »
tried to tell a few on here but they defended the decision and also the man himself. Crickets at the moment from a few of them  :shh

the bloke is a very average footballer and was not required. He was also average at gws, and his numbers and body prove that.

GWS made out like they gaf but in reality never gave a flying stuff about hopper and i suspect TT. The main guy they loved is in brownlow medal form and he was the one they wanted all along.

So..when our starting midfield of Dow, Baker and Taranto walked out to start the game against Butters, Wines and Rose last Sunday, you didn't think we might miss this very average footballer?

at absolutely no stage during that game did i think gee we need hopper out there.

Did you when we were 2 goals up?

How were our mids including hopper going last year and against the suns in round 1?

IMO he makes no difference to where we are at as a club though what we gave up for him may.

a non goal kicking injury riddled mid that barely gets over 21 possys in a game is nothing to get excited about.

He may prove me wrong, but at 27 years of age he wont be around so i hope we get his body right which is unlikely with meehan and trade him.

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2024, 11:44:28 AM »
Its %100 true and has been going on for years. Every club has players that do drugs

Yep.

The COVID hubs were apparently rampant with female visitors and coke being thrown over the fences for the players. Heard it direct from a former RFC player who was there.

And they all knew about Dimma's new Mrs and largely didn't GAF, maybe bar Cotchin or players who were similarly close to him and his family.

Yeah the cheating is pretty bad. I know multiple current and former players who said most of the guys will cheat on their partners

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2024, 12:00:39 PM »
tried to tell a few on here but they defended the decision and also the man himself. Crickets at the moment from a few of them  :shh

the bloke is a very average footballer and was not required. He was also average at gws, and his numbers and body prove that.

GWS made out like they gaf but in reality never gave a flying stuff about hopper and i suspect TT. The main guy they loved is in brownlow medal form and he was the one they wanted all along.



So..when our starting midfield of Dow, Baker and Taranto walked out to start the game against Butters, Wines and Rose last Sunday, you didn't think we might miss this very average footballer?

at absolutely no stage during that game did i think gee we need hopper out there.

Did you when we were 2 goals up?

How were our mids including hopper going last year and against the suns in round 1?

IMO he makes no difference to where we are at as a club though what we gave up for him may.

a non goal kicking injury riddled mid that barely gets over 21 possys in a game is nothing to get excited about.

He may prove me wrong, but at 27 years of age he wont be around so i hope we get his body right which is unlikely with meehan and trade him.

I thought we got absolutely comprehensively pulverised in the midfield all day, just not on the scoreboard until the second half. We missed a bigger bodied inside mid - Dow was pushed around like a little doll, Bakes did his utmost, Taranto did his thing, Ross was better, but there was nobody to get their hands dirty the way Hopper would have. We still would have lost, but blind freddie could see we missed him, and we'll continue to miss him until he's back.

Having said that, I'm not saying it was the best trade we've ever done, but, boy, did we need some inside presence then and we still need it.

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2024, 01:10:58 PM »
Hopper was best on ground with 20 possessions to half time against Carlton.
Played the second half like a gimp and hasnít played since.

Iíll read between the lines

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2024, 07:19:46 PM »
Richmond Injury List:

Test

Dustin Martin, calf

Dylan Grimes, wrist

Jack Graham, quad

Unavailable

James Trezise, ankle (3-5 weeks)

Jacob Hopper, knee (3-4 weeks)

Noah Balta, knee (4-6 weeks)

Jacob Bauer, hamstring (4-6 weeks)

Dion Prestia, hamstring (6 weeks)

Tom Lynch, hamstring (10-12 weeks)

Liam Fawcett, back (TBC - Long Term)

Mate Colina, back (TBC - Long Term)

Josh Gibcus, knee (season)

https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/1520907/richmond-gather-round-injury-update

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2024, 10:59:05 PM »
Physical Performance Manager Luke Meehan has updates on Tom Lynch, Noah Balta, Dustin Martin, Jack Graham and Jacob Bauer ahead of Gather Round v St.Kilda.

Tom Lynch, hamstring

"Tom's going in for surgery tomorrow to repair the tendon at the back of his knee. The incident occurred really late in the game on Sunday, he was turning and got pushed and landed awkwardly. It's actually a really rare injury, for what has occurred, we've got a really experienced medical team here who haven't seen anything like it before. So, he goes into surgery tomorrow and we're looking at about a three-month layoff. Tom did a mountain of work to get back, he was in great condition, and unfortunately, these things happen. But, Tom's looking forward to getting stuck back into it, and we'll see him later in the year."

Noah Balta, knee

"I think it was in the last 20 seconds, a really critical contest that Noah was involved in. His right knee clashed with (Swan) Brodie Grundy, and unfortunately, he suffered a MCL sprain. We're looking at about a month out, he's in a brace at the moment and hopefully gets going in about two weeks."

Dustin Martin, calf

"Dustin suffered a pretty severe corked calf just prior to Opening Round. He's sort of been spluttering ever since, and we made the decision to pull him out of last week (Round 3). Since then, he's put together multiple sessions. He's looking really good, and we're looking forward to seeing him return this week."

Jack Graham, quad

"He is (on track to return for Gather Round). He's been working really hard the last month. He's done a mountain of work and I'm looking forward to seeing him on Sunday."

Dylan Grimes, wrist

"It's still pretty sore. In the third quarter against Port Adelaide (Round 2), he had an incident and hurt his wrist. Initially, we thought he may have broken it. Scans cleared him of any major damage, but he's still in a lot of pain. We thought we'd give him all of last week to get up, and unfortunately, he couldn't quite get through the main session. At this stage, we've still got another session to go, and we'll see how he is later in the week."

Jacob Bauer, hamstring

"Jacob hurt himself on our first or second session back from Christmas earlier this year. Since then, he's had a really interrupted training block. He put together a couple of weeks of training and we were looking to play him last week, but unfortunately, in the last session, he hurt his hamstring again. This in isolation is not a major issue, but we've listed him as medium-term to allow for him to bank some good training continuity before he returns."

Dion Prestia, hamstring

"He's tracking really well, he's putting together some good weeks of training. He's just starting to hit some intensity, we want him to get through a really strong block of work before we return him, and at this stage, it's still a few weeks away."

Jacob Hopper, knee

"He's going really well, he's starting to get function back in his knee. We're looking to start running next week, and hopefully we'll see him very soon."

James Trezise, ankle

"He's going well as well. He's out of his moon boot now, he's walking around. We're looking to start running soon, and he's on track for around about a month until he returns."

https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/1521476/injury-report-gather-round-2024

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2024, 11:20:56 PM »
"We've got a really unprofessional medical team led by me"

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Re: Injury update 2024
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2024, 07:23:28 AM »
"We've got a really unprofessional medical team led by me"

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See this is where I get frustrated

He doesn't lead the medical team, that would be the head doctor, which he isnít. So ridiculous statement

The constant soft tissue injuries are a disgrace and either he needs to look at his and his teams (thatís the S&C team) methods and adjust accordingly or the Club needs to look at him and his team and tell them to start getting it right or make a change
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