Fractured wrist sidelines Saint

Gun Birregurra footballer Sean O’Neill says he is uncertain how long his fractured wrist will sideline him, but he is almost certain to miss this year’s interleague
match.

Gun Birregurra footballer Sean O’Neill says he is uncertain how long his fractured wrist will sideline him, but he is almost certain to miss this year’s interleague match.

O’Neill fractured and did ligament damage to his left wrist during a tackle in the Saints’ Easter football clash against Lorne; his first game of the season.

The rebounding defender, who is currently in a half-cast, said an initial CT scan on Tuesday proved inconclusive, before going in for a follow-up x-ray the following day.

“I got a CT scan yesterday but that didn’t show everything so I had an x-ray today, now I’m just waiting on my doctor to speak to any surgeons for their advice,” O’Neill said on Wednesday.

“I’m not 100-per-cent sure how long (I will be out for) yet,” he said.

“I’m still looking at options as surgery might speed up the recovery process but the wait to get in for surgery means it might be quicker to let it heal naturally.”

Saints coach Ricky O’Toole said O’Neill played out the match but was “clearly hampered” by the injury in the first quarter.

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