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Injury update

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DEFENDER Jake Lever will spend time on the sidelines after entering concussion protocols and undergoing knee surgery.

The club’s high performance director Selwyn Griffith provided an update on the Demon on Tuesday afternoon.

“Unfortunately, Jake suffered a concussion during that incident in the first quarter,” Griffith said. Narrm Media.

“So, he went into concussion protocol.

“For the last month, Jake has been dealing with a knee issue, and we had been considering intervening during the break to give him the best opportunity to maximize his football at the end of the year.

“Obviously, now that he’s going into the concussion protocol and he’s definitely going to miss a week, but then we’re not sure how quickly he would go through that, we made the decision to move to intervene on that knee.

“So, he had surgery today and it went well. He will now progress not only from knee rehab but also through the concussion protocol and hopefully return after the break.”

Also from Sunday’s game is an update on Jake Bowey, who sprained his ankle during a contest in the first quarter.

“Jake was able to play in the game, but since then and with the flight back, he’s had some swelling,” Griffith said.

“Scans have ruled out any fractures, but he has suffered some damage to the ligaments surrounding the outside of his ankle.

“We will work hard with Jake throughout the week to increase his chances of availability at the end of the week and move him forward as tolerated.”

Some positive news for the Dees heading into matchday 11 is that striker Jacob van Rooyen has the opportunity to return to the team.

Van Rooyen will need to clear some additional concussion protocol markers before Sunday’s game.

“Jacob just needs to move through the later stages of the protocol, which are more contact-related progressions,” Griffith said.

“So he’ll integrate into that for the next 72 hours and then hopefully he’ll pass the final tests from the doctors and then he’ll need to be cleared to be available for this weekend’s game.”

Daniel Turner (calf), Charlie Spargo (Achilles tendon), Josh Schache (foot), Marty Hore (calf) and Jake Melksham (knee) are all progressing successfully in their respective rehabilitation programs.

Name Injury Expected performance
Jacob van Rooyen Concussion Proof
Jake Bowey Ankle Proof
Daniel Turner Calf 2 – 3 weeks
charlie spargo Achilles 2 – 3 weeks
Marty Hore Calf 3 – 5 weeks
Josh Schache Foot 4 – 6 weeks
jake lever Knee 4 – 6 weeks
Jake Melksham Knee 4 – 6 weeks