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Morabito suffers another setback

January 21, 2015 10:10:39 UK

Luckless Fremantle midfielder Anthony Morabito is heading back into surgery to tackle ongoing soreness in his knee.

Morabito had hoped for an injury-free year to get his career back on track after a succession of knee injuries threatened to end his career.

He went through three consecutive AFL seasons without being able to play a game, needing three knee reconstructions.

It’s just been a stop-start career unfortunately for him and that’s where the strong group behind him need to get along and support him.

Matthew Pavlich

His 1,369 days on the sidelines finally ended when he returned in Round 16 last year against Melbourne, the first of three consecutive appearances.

But after consulting a knee specialist on Wednesday to find out whether he needed another operation on his troublesome left knee, he was booked in for a minor procedure within 24 hours.

Dockers football manager Chris Bond said the 23-year-old had been suffering with minor knee soreness, and had not been able to train since Christmas.

Morabito, who signed a one-year deal with Fremantle for 2015, will be on the sidelines for at least another month. The Dockers are 8.00 to win the Grand Final.

Captain Matthew Pavlich said: “I’ve seen him frustrated for a number of years. Anyone that’s had the history that he’s had with his knees and other areas of his body, but particularly his knees obviously, understandably he’s had frustrations.
 
“It’s just been a stop-start career unfortunately for him and that’s where the strong group behind him need to get along and support him. And that’s certainly been the case for him again throughout this pre-season whilst he’s been in the rehab group.”

Morabito was dropped three games into his playing comeback with the Dockers last season, and his season ended prematurely when he suffered knee swelling. He is understood to have torn cartilage in his knee again in training just before Christmas.

Fremantle are 1.22 to finish in the AFL top eight.

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Morabito suffers another setback

January 21, 2015 10:10:39 UK

Luckless Fremantle midfielder Anthony Morabito is heading back into surgery to tackle ongoing soreness in his knee.

Morabito had hoped for an injury-free year to get his career back on track after a succession of knee injuries threatened to end his career.

He went through three consecutive AFL seasons without being able to play a game, needing three knee reconstructions.

It’s just been a stop-start career unfortunately for him and that’s where the strong group behind him need to get along and support him.

Matthew Pavlich

His 1,369 days on the sidelines finally ended when he returned in Round 16 last year against Melbourne, the first of three consecutive appearances.

But after consulting a knee specialist on Wednesday to find out whether he needed another operation on his troublesome left knee, he was booked in for a minor procedure within 24 hours.

Dockers football manager Chris Bond said the 23-year-old had been suffering with minor knee soreness, and had not been able to train since Christmas.

Morabito, who signed a one-year deal with Fremantle for 2015, will be on the sidelines for at least another month. The Dockers are 8.00 to win the Grand Final.

Captain Matthew Pavlich said: “I’ve seen him frustrated for a number of years. Anyone that’s had the history that he’s had with his knees and other areas of his body, but particularly his knees obviously, understandably he’s had frustrations.
 
“It’s just been a stop-start career unfortunately for him and that’s where the strong group behind him need to get along and support him. And that’s certainly been the case for him again throughout this pre-season whilst he’s been in the rehab group.”

Morabito was dropped three games into his playing comeback with the Dockers last season, and his season ended prematurely when he suffered knee swelling. He is understood to have torn cartilage in his knee again in training just before Christmas.

Fremantle are 1.22 to finish in the AFL top eight.

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