Shock blow as Magpies ruckman ruled out for the season – Michmutters

Shock blow as Magpies ruckman ruled out for the season

Brodie Grundy will undergo season-ending surgery on a fresh ankle injury to cut short his 2022 campaign.

Grundy has not played AFL since Round 6 after suffering a PCL injury. He had been nearing a return to the senior side but pulled up with ankle soreness following his first game back in the VFL in late July.

Scans have cleared him of a serious injury, but Collingwood head of football Graham Wright confirmed the 28-year-old would not return to the field this season.

“Brodie took part in the Club’s VFL game against the Southport Sharks just over a week ago and he pulled up sore from that match. He then participated in a training session early last week and was still experiencing soreness, so he was sent for scans which revealed a stress fracture in his left ankle,” Wright said in a club statement.

“The nature of the ankle injury is not long-term so Brodie will make a full recovery but after consulting with multiple specialists to assess all options available, it was determined arthroscopic surgery would be the best course of action.

“The pleasing thing for Brodie is that his knee has held up well – this is a separate injury – and unfortunately with only a couple of weeks left of the home-and-away season, he will be unable to take further part in matches in 2022.

Wright added that the injury was not expected to jeopardize Grundy’s pre-season for the 2023 campaign.


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