Sporting all-rounder sidelined

A serious football injury could prove costly for one of the Colac district’s premier cricketers.

Talented Colac district sportsman Shane Currie, pictured with son Noah, could face up to 12 months on the sidelines after rupturing an achilles playing football for Apollo Bay on the weekend.

City United strike bowler Shane Currie ruptured an achilles during a reserves game for Apollo Bay against South Colac on the weekend.

Currie will be in a cast for at least four weeks before potentially remaining in one for another six weeks or moving into a moon boot.

The 22-year-old’s football season with the Hawks is over, while his 2019-20 cricket campaign with the Knights is also in jeopardy, with recovery expected to take between six and 12 months.

Currie said he was hopeful the setback wouldn’t sideline him from cricket for too long.

The young father to Noah, who next month turns two, is already a multiple Team of the Year cricketer in the CDCA after taking 151 wickets at top-grade level during a promising start to his career.

“I was running and it felt like someone kicked me in the back of the leg and I heard a pop and a bit of a crunch,” Currie said.

“I’ve heard a lot of different things, it took a mate about six months to recover, but cricket’s the big one, hopefully I’m not out for too long,” he said.

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