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Travis Cloke to miss 4-6 weeks with broken ribs

By Michael Ramsey, Michael Ramsey is a Roar Guru

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    Western Bulldogs AFL spearhead Travis Cloke will miss up to six weeks, with scans confirming he has broken ribs.

    Cloke was hospitalised after copping a heavy front-on bump from Jack Ziebell during the fourth quarter of their Good Friday win over North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.

    The 196cm forward went straight to the bench in obvious distress and missed the remainder of the 12.17 (89) to 12.14 (86) victory.

    He will miss four to six weeks, while ruck-forward Tom Boyd will be monitored throughout the week.

    Boyd sat out most of the game with delayed concussion symptoms after a nasty knock to the head when he collided with Scott Thompson in the first quarter.

    Already missing first-choice ruckman Jordan Roughead, the Bulldogs will be anxious to have Boyd available ahead of next Saturday’s game against Brisbane at the Gabba.

    “I think he will be alright,” coach Luke Beveridge said after the game.

    “He seemed okay initially, then had some of that delayed concussion that you can’t detect straight away but he seemed coherent early and fine.

    “Our doctors made the right call and took him out of the game.

    “He will get through this week and have the cognitive test at the end of it all and the docs will make a determination at that point.”

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    The Crowd Says (8)

    • April 16th 2017 @ 1:38am
      Philby said | April 16th 2017 @ 1:38am | ! Report

      Will be interesting to see how many weeks Ziebell gets for the hit.

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        April 16th 2017 @ 7:09am
        Cat said | April 16th 2017 @ 7:09am | ! Report

        A legal hip and shoulder to the ribs? Zero.

        • April 16th 2017 @ 8:45am
          Robert K said | April 16th 2017 @ 8:45am | ! Report

          have a close look at a slowmo replay – the hit looks late and Ziebell’s elbow looks to have done the damage and the hit did look somewhat intentional

        • April 16th 2017 @ 8:46am
          Brad said | April 16th 2017 @ 8:46am | ! Report

          Live I though it looked very late as he has well disposed of the ball but then on replay when I saw it was cloke it all looked ok 🙂

    • April 16th 2017 @ 10:42am
      Tony said | April 16th 2017 @ 10:42am | ! Report

      It was a late hit when Travis was very vulnerable. I would hope he gets maybe two weeks or a fine.

    • April 16th 2017 @ 10:56am
      Pope Paul VII said | April 16th 2017 @ 10:56am | ! Report

      Jack didn’t miss . Pity he he misses goals and targets.

    • April 16th 2017 @ 4:04pm
      Birdman said | April 16th 2017 @ 4:04pm | ! Report

      yep Jog on. No case to answer.

      Anyone else notice that Cloke is a much better player in the Bulldogs side but the Bulldogs are not a better side with Cloke in it?

    • April 17th 2017 @ 7:43pm
      Razzar said | April 17th 2017 @ 7:43pm | ! Report

      If you can leave the ground, crash into a player that’s released the ball. Then break a rib or two, and then you are deemed by the AFL, you have no case to answer. The rules need to be changed. It was late, reckless, and lacked a certain duty of care. Bad decision AFL by not taking this incident any further.

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