Max Gawn injury video: Fears for the skipper’s Melbourne season after suffering a knee injury against Brisbane
Max Gawn was substituted with a knee injury after minutes of the blockbuster clash between Melbourne and Brisbane on Friday night.
The Dees skipper fell victim to a friendly fight with Jack Viney, who fell over Gawn’s knee after a center bounce stop.
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Viney landed awkwardly on Gawn’s left knee and the skipper immediately grabbed it before limping off the field.
It wasn’t long before Melbourne medical staff put him on hold and banned him from the game, with Jake Melksham taking his place.
“Big news. Max Gawn is out of this game with some sort of knee injury we think,” Brian Taylor said in the comment.
It was a heavy blow for the Demons as star key defender Steven May was out before the game.
“I guess if you said to Chris Fagan at around 12pm today, ‘Who would you like to see not play for Melbourne’ he would have said ‘Steven May and Max Gawn’ and he did that midway through the first Quarterly done. said James Brayshaw.
Gawn cut a dejected figure in the Melbourne rooms with ice on his knee before going off shot.
“Max can’t take it anymore. Get out of the confines of where the TV was,” Taylor said.
The impact of Gawn’s absence was felt immediately as the Lions scored four quick goals in the first quarter after he left the field.
Brisbane’s Oscar McInerney took advantage of his opposite number’s absence, going forward and scoring a contested mark before scoring a long goal.
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“Once you lose Gawn, we talked about the two-pronged backpacks in Grundy and Gawn before the game and after last week,” Hodge said after McInerney’s mark and goal.
“Once Gawn goes down and Grundy goes off, you have a guy (Adam Tomlinson) who’s versatile and can play forwards and backwards, (but) he couldn’t keep up. He needs someone to help him. Oscar McInerney, he ran forward, he knew he was a mismatch, knew he was too big for him.”
The extent of Gawn’s injury is unknown.
There’s more to come…
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