Injuries leave AFL teams hamstrung


The AFL will be without several key players this weekend. Bombers midfielder, Devin Smith, is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks with a knee injury.

Isla Stanich reports.

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It’s been a tense week for the Bombers.

Key player, Devin Smith is out with an injury.

Coach, John Worsfold, is questioning the AFL’s decision to fine Sydney Swan’s player, Dan Rampe.

The Swans star climbed a goal post during the final moments of Friday night’s game, despite the umpire not paying a free kick.

John Worsfold, Bombers Coach: “It wasn’t a free kick, it was nothing to do with the match review panel, but he’s been fined so I’m not sure what basket he’s fitting in. It’s an outcome, it’s just how it got to that outcome. You could say it was long-winded.”

Injury woes have reached Collingwood as well.

Jamie Elliot is likely miss out on playing for a month with hamstring tightness.

While in NRL, Paramatta Eels contract concerns continue with Clint Gutherson still yet to put pen to paper.

The club has relaxed a Friday deadline for the Captain, in a bid to lure him to stay, with a $3 million dollar deal on the table.

This year’s State of Origin series has officially been launched, with former NRL player Anthony Mundine issuing a passionate plea to Blues coach Brad Fittler.

The premiership winning player is pushing for Fittler to keep the faith with James Roberts, despite the Broncos dropping the playmaker to reserve grade.

Isla Stanich, QUT News.