Free Australia Travel Guide Book – West Coast Eagles midfielder Tim Kelly suffers thumb injury setback a month out from round one

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West Coast midfielder Tim Kelly will miss tomorrow evening’s intra-membership recreation with a thumb injury, although the Eagles are assured he can be out there for the beginning of the season.

Kelly, fellow onballer Elliot Yeo (osteitis pubis) and spearhead Josh Kennedy (calf) headline a rising record of gamers who’re sidelined a month out from West Coast’s round one date with Gold Coast.

Ruckman Bailey Williams, who’s firmly within the body to again-up Nic Naitanui within the season opener, has additionally been slowed by a quad injury. It is going to hand premiership large man Nathan Vardy a probability to stake his declare to play his first senior recreation since round 12, 2019.


Premiership tagger Mark Hutchings is ready to overlook the beginning of the season together with his knee injury, whereas defender Jackson Nelson (hamstring) and forwards Jake Waterman (again) and Jack Petruccelle (hamstring) are additionally sidelined.

Captain Luke Shuey is predicted to play a part of the match after overcoming a nagging calf criticism.

The Eagles are confident Tim Kelly’s thumb injury is not serious.
Digicam IconThe Eagles are assured Tim Kelly’s thumb injury will not be severe. Credit score: Simon Santi/The West Australian

West Coast soccer operations supervisor Craig Vozzo stated the membership was assured Kelly’s injury was not severe.

“Tim pulled up sore with a thumb injury (from final Friday’s session) and we’re simply getting that each one checked out in the meanwhile in order to agency up the prognosis,” Vozzo advised the membership web site.

“There’s a little bit of swelling we have to get down and it’ll have an effect on his ball-dealing with. He’ll have a sluggish week and we’ll work out precisely what it’s, however we’re not fearing something that can trigger a lengthy-time period concern for Tim.”

Vozzo stated Kennedy, 33, was recovering slowly however remained on monitor for round one.

“He’s in all probability progressing a bit slower than we’d’ve hoped for, however he’s acquired a good base of health to this time limit so we’ll take a slower strategy,” he stated.

“He’s one of our veterans and we need to get that proper so he’s able to go when the whips are cracking as we begin taking part in video games in a few weeks.”

Kelly’s availability for the beginning of the season is essential, with the Eagles bracing to be with out Yeo.

Vozzo stated Yeo had been experiencing ache within the pubic space however the twin John Worsfold medallist would now try and ramp up his rehab work once more.

“We’ve had a slower two-week interval. We wound him again a bit,” he stated.

“He had a operating session (on Tuesday) as properly and we’ll elevate his kicking and alter of route from there, however we’re assured we’re not off course.”

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