The Gold Coast Suns are taking a careful approach to dealing with Matt Rowells shoulder injury, as concerns grow the teen is dealing with season-ending plastic surgery.
Matt Rowell dislocated his shoulder in the Suns loss to Geelong on Saturday night
The Suns wish to spend some time prior to deciding on the very best course of treatment for Rowell
Gary Ablett has actually provided to provide guidance to the 19-year-old
Scans today validated Rowell dislocated his right shoulder throughout Saturdays 37-point defeat to Geelong at Kardinia Park.
The 2019 primary draft pick, who had been on fire for the Suns in their 3 matches prior to the Cats component, sustained the damage in a deal with by Geelongs Brandan Parfitt during the opening quarter.
The midfielder has considering that flown with the squad to Wollongong, where the Suns will spend the next 2 weeks.
Amid reports the club is debating whether or not to put Rowell under the knife, Suns football manager Jon Haines said there was no hurry on settling the 19-year-olds treatment plan.
” What well do now is take a bit of time to evaluate those options, assess the views and have a good chat about it,” Haines said.
” We dont seem like we have to hurry the choice. We understand there is a high level of interest in it, however we also desire to ensure we make the best choice for Matt and that will be done in consultation with Matt and his family.
” Well do that over the next bit and after that exercise what the best way forward is.” Haines stated Rowell would remain with the Suns team for the time being throughout their New South Wales remain.
” Hes dissatisfied and disappointed certainly, however thats the kind of individual he is,” he said.
” Depending on what path we take with our decision, well make a decision on whether he remains here or not.”
Former Suns captain and Cats great Gary Ablett sustained a comparable injury while playing for Gold Coast in 2014 and missed the rest of the season after going with restoration surgical treatment.
Ablett, who played for the Cats versus the Suns on Saturday, has actually offered to supply guidance to Rowell.