Tom Mitchell


#261

And there’s no guarantees he will work out as a full time mid either.


#262

If he’s snapped the tib/fib clean in two like my son did he’ll need a steel rod. That means you can bear weight very quickly because the leg is supported by the rod and screws at each end. Getting the confidence back could take quite a while.


#263

Hopefully they push too hard and they break him and he sues them into non-existence.


#264

He hasn’t ever been in their forwardline though. It wont be any worse than last year. And he certainly has the talent to play in the guts full time. Will be interesting to watch it all unfold.


#265

Yeah he’ll help. Still a pretty weak midfield though.


#266

Why?

Their fwd line was still very effective as is last year. He is coming across with a view to be playing more midfield as per Smith to us.


#267

How is your boy going @Hambo?


#268

Uncomplicated breaks (not compound, not at the joint, no gangrene, no compartment syndrome) are just about the best major injury to have.
Recovery is a lot shorter, consistent and (typically) simpler than the equivalent muscle or ligament injury.


#269

Jeez, feel terrible for the bloke. I hope it doesn’t permanently derail his career and he gets better.


#270

I thought he played some brilliant footy at the suns.


#271

Screw hawthorn


#272

He’s good now, riding bikes and sailing off to the south seas with some friends in a couple of days. Lucky ■■■■■■■.


#273

Well they still have Ploppy Plopplopulo.


#274

Wingard can get farct

Mitchell, I can feel for.


#275

FTFY :wink:


#276

I wonder if its in any way similar to Nathan Brown’s broken leg. He never really recovered fully. Such a shame that the reigning brownlow medallist can’t be on the field this year & I wish him personally every bit of luck with the recovery. As for Hawthorn fans they can eat a big sack of penile flavoured lollypops.


#277

Yep. Bluddy tough break for the bloke. Wouldn’t wish that injury on any player (currently playing) … :smirk:
Sounds virtually identical to Nathan Browns injury, … and he was never the same. so best of luck getting back to form. He’ll certainly need it.


#278

These sort of injuries trigger terrible flashbacks, specifically Michael Long. Played the greatest final series of all time in 93, unstoppable, arguably our best player in all 4 finals, including the one we lost, had hit a peak few if any have achieved, and then did his knee in the pre-season and missed all of 94. Maybe cost us a premiership. Terrible time.
Never ever rejoice over injury, not matter who!
Karma is a fickle mistress.


#279

With the amount of possessions Mitchell gets it’s probably the equivalent of us losing both!


#280

Unfortunately the four years of toture I received immediately after the saga was announced has left me with little compassion for other sides.

Everyone was celebrating over that whole situation even though it was clearly affecting the mental health of players and potentially their health.

I mean they didn’t even relent when James was going through his darkest period.

I was that solemn about the whole situation that I actually lost all passion and walked away from the game for a couple of years.

Even now some of my mates still bring it up and it was 6 years ago.

Some like Nathan Buckley and a few others I have respect for but the whole industry had absolutely little compassion for anyone involved with the club.

Fark them all I say.