Hurt Hawk to focus on players

Injured Apollo Bay co-coach Martin White says he will wait until the end of the football season to determine his playing future at the Hawks.

Injured Apollo Bay co-coach Martin White says he will wait until the end of the football season to determine his playing future at the Hawks.

Injured Apollo Bay co-coach Martin White says he hasn’t put any thought into his football future, instead focusing on guiding his troops to a strong finish to the season.

White, 34, broke the same arm for a second time in 12 months during the Bay’s round 10 loss to Alvie.

The respected Hawk, in his first year coaching alongside Craig Rippon, said the recent setback has forced him to lead with Rippon from the sidelines for the remainder of 2016.

“They put a plate straight in it and I was in a cast for two weeks, I just can’t do too much for six to eight weeks,” White said.

“I did exactly the same thing last year, they put a plate in it and this time it broke just below the plate, obviously it’s found a weak point in the bone and that’s where it went.

“I’m having no fun on the sidelines, I think it’s much more stressful when you’re watching from there.”

White, who played a junior premiership at the club before stints at South Barwon, Old Geelong and Geelong Amateur, returned to the Hawks in recent seasons and has been a vital contributor.

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