BREAKING: Jon Patton suffers suspected ACL tear at Giants training

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    The GWS Giants’ chances of making the 2018 AFL Finals have reportedly suffered a huge setback, after key forward Jonathon Patton reportedly suffered an ACL tear at training on Thursday.

    The Giants – already without Jeremy Cameron following his five-week suspension – can ill-afford to lose their inaugural No. 1 draft pick, who’s already endured two knee reconstructions in his career.

    Early reports have indicated, however, that Patton has injured his other knee in what was understood to be an awkward landing from an attempted mark.

    He joins an already horror injury list, with Zac Williams (achilles), Tom Scully (ankle) all but finished for 2018, while Josh Kelly and Toby Greene have also suffered heavily interrupted campaigns.

    That leaves Rory Lobb as likely the club’s only tall forward option for the next month, with crucial matches against the Eagles (away), Tigers (home), Power (away) to come in the next three weeks.

    The Giants have won four in a row, but sit precariously in sixth position – just six points clear of 11th.

    Wayne Campbell, GWS’ manager of football, said Patton had the “full support” of the club during this difficult time.

    “The initial diagnosis for Jon doesn’t look positive however we’ll await the results of scans on Friday,” he said.

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    • Roar Guru

      July 5th 2018 @ 3:08pm
      Cat said | July 5th 2018 @ 3:08pm | ! Report

      Not what Patton or GWS needed with Cameron on the sidelines for his ill discipline.

    • July 5th 2018 @ 3:38pm
      Franko said | July 5th 2018 @ 3:38pm | ! Report

      They’ve got more injuries than paid members, what a shame.

      • July 5th 2018 @ 3:55pm
        Aligee said | July 5th 2018 @ 3:55pm | ! Report

        Weak

      • Roar Guru

        July 5th 2018 @ 4:00pm
        Cat said | July 5th 2018 @ 4:00pm | ! Report

        If you add up all the people butt hurt by their existence, such as yourself, than they are closing in on Collingwood territory.

        • July 5th 2018 @ 5:09pm
          Mungo said | July 5th 2018 @ 5:09pm | ! Report

          Giants draw an average NRL crowd for Sydney…

    • Roar Guru

      July 5th 2018 @ 4:28pm
      Paul Dawson said | July 5th 2018 @ 4:28pm | ! Report

      Feel sorry for Patton but not for GWS

      I hope they miss the 8 and it’s all the fault of Cameron. Petty I know but the man is an absolute thug and needs to feel worse than just the slap on the wrist the afl gave him

      At this rate he will be back playing before Andrews anyway

      • Roar Guru

        July 5th 2018 @ 5:32pm
        Cat said | July 5th 2018 @ 5:32pm | ! Report

        I think for acts graded as intentional suspensions should be what the MRO/Tribunal give PLUS however long their victim misses. No way should victims miss more time then the perpetrators.

        • Roar Guru

          July 5th 2018 @ 6:06pm
          hairy fat man said | July 5th 2018 @ 6:06pm | ! Report

          The problem with this idea is that someone who’s clobbered in the final Round, or Grand Final, will be ready to play by next season in nearly all situations, even if they spent a month in hospital after being hit. Players would suffer a harsher penalty the earlier in the season they offend, creating a multi-tiered judicial system.

          • Roar Guru

            July 5th 2018 @ 6:55pm
            Cat said | July 5th 2018 @ 6:55pm | ! Report

            In one case a player actuallly misses game time and in the other doesn’t. I don’t see the issue.

            • Roar Guru

              July 5th 2018 @ 8:04pm
              Dalgety Carrington said | July 5th 2018 @ 8:04pm | ! Report

              Why would that benefit anything? Plus you’re basing something on a person’s physical fortitude and there’s, objectively speaking, plenty of doubt as to whether that was intentional.

              • Roar Guru

                July 5th 2018 @ 10:05pm
                Paul Dawson said | July 5th 2018 @ 10:05pm | ! Report

                Objectively speaking no there wasn’t. Absolute balderdash Dal

              • Roar Guru

                July 6th 2018 @ 11:24am
                Dalgety Carrington said | July 6th 2018 @ 11:24am | ! Report

                I would expect nothing more from you Paul.

              • Roar Guru

                July 6th 2018 @ 2:04pm
                Paul Dawson said | July 6th 2018 @ 2:04pm | ! Report

                That’s alright – I’d rather be accused of bias than admit to being such a dreadful judge of human movement as to think someone leaping towards another player with their head turned, elbow extended and elevated is apparently unintentional

                I’d be embarrassed to claim that “objectively”, that wasn’t deliberate. I’d make the same case if it was Alex Pearce he leapt into as well.

              • Roar Guru

                July 6th 2018 @ 2:38pm
                Dalgety Carrington said | July 6th 2018 @ 2:38pm | ! Report

                Ironically you’re admitting to being a dreadful judge of human movement by thinking the end result could only be because it was intentional.

              • Roar Guru

                July 6th 2018 @ 3:06pm
                Paul Dawson said | July 6th 2018 @ 3:06pm | ! Report

                No that’s totally wrong Dal.

                The end result could have been anything. Cameron wasn’t looking, he could have hit Andrews anywhere and maybe it would have been less severe. What is not in dispute in my view – and the view of the MRP was the intent behind Cameron’s action, something you are unable to suggest any alternative explanation for

              • Roar Guru

                July 6th 2018 @ 2:59pm
                Cat said | July 6th 2018 @ 2:59pm | ! Report

                What other conclusion can you reasonable draw when it was obvious he had no desire for the ball (eyes weren’t on it, hands didn’t reach for it etc.)? Why would he raise an elbow? What purpose could it possibly serve other than to hurt the opposition? If he gave up on the ball and was ‘bracing himself’ he wouldn’t have stuck the elbow out, he would have tucked it in.

            • Roar Guru

              July 6th 2018 @ 10:45pm
              hairy fat man said | July 6th 2018 @ 10:45pm | ! Report

              The problem is that different penalties are doled out for identical offences.

        • Roar Guru

          July 5th 2018 @ 7:04pm
          Paul Dawson said | July 5th 2018 @ 7:04pm | ! Report

          Honestly I just thought he needed to get a worse sentence than Bugg. There have only been 3 severe intentional acts to the head since the current grading system was implemented

          Vickery on Cox – 4 weeks
          Bugg on Mills – 6 weeks
          Cameron on Andrews – 5 weeks

          To hell with excuses or circumstances. He deliberately made severe contact with a players head and caused bleeding inside his brain. Motive is all that matters. Should have been 8 weeks, the next person dumb enough to do it should have gotten 10. Just keep bumping it up every time someone has a brain fade every few years and remind people this is never ever to happen in our game. It has no place

    • Roar Rookie

      July 5th 2018 @ 5:16pm
      Mattician6x6 said | July 5th 2018 @ 5:16pm | ! Report

      Don’t want to see blokes injured but its extremely helpful for wce.

    • July 6th 2018 @ 8:42am
      Don Freo said | July 6th 2018 @ 8:42am | ! Report

      Seems like Jeremy has made this thread all about himself too, despite the sad news about The General…again.

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