Bombers rally behind injured captain

Irrewarra-Beeac co-coach Jaden Angus says skipper Dylan Flanigan will still remain involved with the playing group this year despite his season-ending knee injury.

Dylan Flanigan.

The active 25-year-old suffered the injury in the Bombers’ round seven clash with Lorne, with follow-up scans confirming he had ruptured his ACL.

“He hurt his knee in the third quarter, he was just kicking around a corner and someone hit it to the side,” Angus said.

“He went and saw a physio during the week and they told him it was an ACL,” he said.

Angus said it was a cruel blow for the in-form Bomber, who had ranked among Irrewarra-Beeac’s best players five of his seven games.

“It’s pretty disappointing for him, especially with all the work he’s put in,” he said.

“He’s captain this year, and he’s made a big effort to lead the group, he was involved with recruiting, he’s been playing good footy and had earned a spot in the midfield.

“So we’re all pretty devastated.”

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