He has graced this blog several times in the past with foot problems. As you write these blog posts about athletes you hope, like everyone, they will heal properly and quickly. But Clark just can't seem to get his foot and ankle troubles under control.
Melbourne has ruled that marquee forward Clark will be out the rest of the season, hoping to pacify his ailing foot. Melbourne football operations manager Josh Mahoney confirmed the team's decision last Monday.
"The club has reassessed Mitch's foot injury on a weekly basis and has projected timelines for when he would be available to play AFL football," Mahoney said.
"It is now clear that there is insufficient time left in the season for him to fully recover and achieve appropriate match fitness preventing him from making a successful return to AFL football. The focus will now switch to his preparation for preseason training and a successful return to football in 2014," Mahoney added.
Clark tweeted, "Shattered to miss the rest of the season. I'm focused on getting better for 2014 and beyond. Thanks for all ur support guys. #bringon2014."
Clark suffered a flare-up in the Demons Round 4 win over Greater Western Sydney. He was sidelined last year with the dreaded Lisfranc injury to his right foot. He has played just 15 games for the Demons since switching from Brisbane at the end of 2011.
Reference: Herald Sun
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