Bad new for Fed Uni FC Player Bryce Curnow, see article below.
MOBILE tall Bryce Curnow will be sidelined indefinitely for a shoulder injury that cut short his five-goal display at Etihad Stadium.
The North Ballarat Roosters’ swingman will meet with a surgeon in Melbourne on Wednesday to further determine the extent of the injury.
It is a tough blow for the Selkirk Roosters ahead of their Victorian Football League road-trip to meet reigning premier Footscray at the Bulldogs notorious Whitten Oval fortress this Sunday morning.
Roosters coach Gerard FitzGerald said Curnow’s height and mobility was hard for opposition to match – especially when firing like he was against Northern Blues at the weekend.
“It was nice to have a target like that. We don’t have a lot of big goalkickers at the club, let alone five goals like he did,” FitzGerald said.
Curnow’s haul included three goals in a third-quarter rampage before he was injured in a contest, midway through the final term.
The Roosters will keep watch on forward James Keeble (hamstring) and key midfield leader Lachie George (calf) this week but remain hopeful both would be cleared to face the Bulldogs.
Roosters selections this week will be shaped on country interleague this week, as well as North Melbourne’s Perth-bound squad.
FitzGerald, who mentors Ballarat Football League coach Shane Skontra, said the Roosters were actively promoting interleague duty for players in contention.
There is a strong Roosters contingent in the BFL training squad with Nick Weightman (Bungaree) and Jacobs Werts (Learmonth) pushing for selection in the Central Highlands.
Cobden onballer Brody Mahoney is a likely selection for Hampden – Mahoney was one of the Bottle Greens’ best in last year’s AFL Victoria Country Championships.