Sunday, January 26, 2014

Western Bulldogs' Grant Out Start Of Season

Western Bulldogs forward Jarrad Grant will miss the start of the 2014 season after breaking his ankle a week ago Friday at training.
The former No. 5 draft pick had struggled last year to cement his place on the team until late in the season, and this is not good news for him. He broke into the lineup in Round 16, when he hit a three week purple patch, kicking 10 goals from Rounds 18-20. 
According to the Bulldogs' medical services manager Andrew McKenzie, Grant will need surgery to stabilize his foot. 
"Jarrad got landed on in a tackle on Friday, and subsequently sustained a fracture to his left foot," McKenzie said. 
"Jarrad underwent surgery yesterday and is expected to remain in a boot for the next six weeks. 
"He will have a review with the surgeon to determine when he will return to play after that time."
After playing the final eight games of the 2013 season, Grant re-signed with the Bulldogs for one season and was looking forward to increasing play time and being a key player.
General manager of football Graeme Lowe said Grant was in good spirits despite the injury and surgery. 
"Jarrad is in relatively good spirits, and is now looking forward to diligently rehabbing his injury," Lowe said. 
"It's an unfortunate occurrence, but we're confident Jarrad will bounce back from this setback."
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