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Mullett faces delayed start to season

January 21, 2015 10:17:29 UK

Aaron Mullett will miss North Melbourne’s first six games of the season following surgery on his shoulder.

The 22-year-old has failed in his gamble that rest would clear up the shoulder injury he had been carrying towards the end of last season.

He was given the green light to play on this year, but the club say he has suffered more damage in the past two months while training.

New symptoms developed, we’ve reinvestigated these and found new pathology in his shoulder joint.

Steve Saunders

Mullett had surgery on Monday to repair a torn labrum, and isn’t expected to be available for the Kangaroos until they take on Essendon on 17th May in round seven.

Steve Saunders, the club’s director of sports science and training services, said: “The consensus was that Aaron would be fine to get through another season and we’d review him again at the end of the year.

“New symptoms developed, we’ve reinvestigated these and found new pathology in his shoulder joint.”

The dashing half-back had been a regular in the Kangaroos team until the final rounds of the campaign, when he played just four of the last nine matches and was left out of all their three finals.

North Melbourne are 2.85 to finish in the AFL top four.

Mullett emerged as one of the Kangaroos’ best young players in 2013, finishing in the top 10 of the club’s best and fairest and claiming equal-fourth spot in the NAB Rising Star Award.

Meanwhile, St Kilda veteran Leigh Montagna says the club’s top pick at last year’s AFL Draft is chomping at the bit to make the team for round 1.

Paddy McCartin is hoping to link up with Nick Riewoldt in the Saints’ forward line, with the 18-year-old having impressed his new teammates during the first two months of pre-season training.

Montagna said: “He’s got all the competitiveness in the world, which is what you want from a young kid. He’ll certainly be thereabouts (to play in Round 1) and play lots of football throughout the year.”

St Kilda are 15.00 to finish in the top eight.

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Mullett faces delayed start to season

January 21, 2015 10:17:29 UK

Aaron Mullett will miss North Melbourne’s first six games of the season following surgery on his shoulder.

The 22-year-old has failed in his gamble that rest would clear up the shoulder injury he had been carrying towards the end of last season.

He was given the green light to play on this year, but the club say he has suffered more damage in the past two months while training.

New symptoms developed, we’ve reinvestigated these and found new pathology in his shoulder joint.

Steve Saunders

Mullett had surgery on Monday to repair a torn labrum, and isn’t expected to be available for the Kangaroos until they take on Essendon on 17th May in round seven.

Steve Saunders, the club’s director of sports science and training services, said: “The consensus was that Aaron would be fine to get through another season and we’d review him again at the end of the year.

“New symptoms developed, we’ve reinvestigated these and found new pathology in his shoulder joint.”

The dashing half-back had been a regular in the Kangaroos team until the final rounds of the campaign, when he played just four of the last nine matches and was left out of all their three finals.

North Melbourne are 2.85 to finish in the AFL top four.

Mullett emerged as one of the Kangaroos’ best young players in 2013, finishing in the top 10 of the club’s best and fairest and claiming equal-fourth spot in the NAB Rising Star Award.

Meanwhile, St Kilda veteran Leigh Montagna says the club’s top pick at last year’s AFL Draft is chomping at the bit to make the team for round 1.

Paddy McCartin is hoping to link up with Nick Riewoldt in the Saints’ forward line, with the 18-year-old having impressed his new teammates during the first two months of pre-season training.

Montagna said: “He’s got all the competitiveness in the world, which is what you want from a young kid. He’ll certainly be thereabouts (to play in Round 1) and play lots of football throughout the year.”

St Kilda are 15.00 to finish in the top eight.

Don’t forget all of the fantastic markets we have to offer, including In-Play betting, can be accessed on your mobile phone with the new and improved bet365 On The Move.

View all Australian Rules betting

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