Surgery for Suns shooting star, set to miss three months – AFL

GOLD Coast wunderkind Matt Rowell will have shoulder surgery next week and is set to be sidelined for at least 3 months.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who has actually already been voted best afield in the AFL Coaches Associations player of the year award in 3 video games this season, arrived on his right arm after a heavy tackle from Brandan Parfitt throughout the round five match versus Geelong on Saturday night.


Gold Coast football operations employer Jon Haines said the choice to go through surgical treatment was made in consultation with experts, together with Rowell and his household.

That take on remained in the first quarter and Rowell remained the remainder of the game with his arm in a sling.

” Matt met with a cosmetic surgeon once again today in Sydney and the outcome from that is hell carry out some surgery early next week,” Haines stated..

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Rowell, last years No. 1 NAB AFL Draft pick, has captivated the AFL this season with his extremely hot kind.

” We wished to make certain that Matts moms and dads and Matt himself had really great input and a good understanding of the choices readily available to them..

” He does not understand at the moment and is going to need to get a scan so [Im] hoping its excusable..

” This is the very first genuine injury that Matts had in his whole career so it was a new experience for him.

” But I stated to him as soon as he gets the outcomes, if he wants to provide me a call and talk through things, I can let him understand what worked for me and what didnt.”.

And Geelong champion Gary Ablett – who sustained severe shoulder injuries in the latter stages of his career at Gold Coast before going back to the Cats – spoke to the five-game experience after Geelongs 37-point win.

” Ultimately it was a decision that Matt needed to make so we had to make sure that we laid all the proof and all the research study and all the information out for him and his family to consider and for them to make an educated opinion which they have.”.

” Obviously Ive had a couple of shoulder restorations myself so I just asked him how his shoulder was,” stated Ablett, who was celebrating his 350th game on the night..