Saint Kilda Champion and Captain, Nick Riewoldt was injured his hamstring in the Friday night contest with the Collingwood Magpies. In the second quarter he left the ground and went to the rooms after landing on foot of Harry O’Brien and twisted his ankle. He came back on the ground and looked trouble in his running and kicking.
Then shortly before half time, when leading and starting to elevate for a mark he looked to pull up short. Initially the commentators believed that he had got a knee to the back but it was obvious that he had tore his hamstring in some way. He hobbled off the ground.
After the half time break he was seen in the rooms with an ice pack on his hammy and on crutches. Saints coach, Ross Lyon, claimed in an interview on the ground that it was a high hamstring problem and not much to worry about, but medicos at the ground fear that he may have torn it off the bone and if that is the case, he will be missing for some time.
He was on 20 Dream Team points at the time he left the ground, adding further head aches for most of the Dream Team competition!
Updates as I get thme!
UPDATE (Saturday 10th April 3pm):
Here is a release on Nick’s Injury from the St Kilda Football Club:
St Kilda Football Club can today confirm that scans to Captain Nick Riewoldt’s right hamstring have revealed a high grade muscle tendon injury.
The tendon has not come off the bone, however it is a significant hamstring injury.
The Club will seek further opinion and conduct further investigations as to the best management options.
At this stage the Club is unsure as to how long Nick will be sidelined for.