Just a few of the injury updates around this week:
Crawford (Hawks)-Missing this weekend. Said to be a disciplinary reaction due to missing a sponsors function, he was probably 'dodgy' to play anyway. Makes Clarkson look like he's in complete control as well. (article is below)
Solomon (Bombers)- Arthroscopic Surgery on right knee cartilage. In doubt for round one
Lekkas (Hawks)- Suffered headaches after the DOckers match on the weekend. Further test required to find the cause.
Primus (Power)- Famous ACL rupture - Back this weekend
Maguire (Saints)- First game this weekend after off season surgery
For more updates on every team (updated daily) visit the AFL injury page.
6:55:51 PM Thu 3 March, 2005
Ashley Browne and Samantha Lane
Sportal for afl.com.au
Hawthorn has confirmed that former skipper Shane Crawford has been disciplined by the club for not attending a sponsor's function on Wednesday night and will be kept out of Friday's practice match against Geelong at Optus Oval.
The match against the Cats was supposed to be his first game since he badly broke his arm against Adelaide in round 10 last year, with coach Alastair Clarkson saying on Thursday afternoon that Crawford was ready to return to competitive football.
But in conjunction with the club's leadership group, Clarkson instead decided that Crawford miss the match.
It is the latest disciplinary measure taken by Clarkson since he took over last October. There were several 5am training sessions called by the coach in his first few weeks in charge as a result of players turning up late for scheduled sessions.
Clarkson is determined to treat every player on the list in the same manner for breaches of club rules.
There were supposed to be 15 players attending the Hawthorn function for club sponsor HSBC at the Hawthorn Social Club.