Club hopeful Eagle will stay

Western Eagles footballer Matt Kenny will miss the entire 2019 season after having a full knee reconstruction.

Western Eagles football officials are hopeful that former assistant coach Matt Kenny will remain involved with the club as he recovers from a knee reconstruction.

Kenny went under the knife in late October to repair his right knee, ruling him out for the entire 2019 Colac district league season.

He is among three confirmed departures, along with Rayne Biviano who has crossed to Geelong district league club Thomson, while new Eagles co-coach Craig Hardingham has retired.

Kenny endured an injury-plagued season in 2018, hurting his left knee in the Eagles’ drought-breaking win in round one, before injuring his right knee against Colac Imperials in the second half of the season.

“He did his posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in round one and he continued to try and come back from that,” Hardingham said.

“So he’d come back and had it all strapped up and then did his other knee, and needed a full reco on that,” he said.

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