Midfielder Ollie Wines of the Port Adelaide Power has been sidelined for the remainder of the 2015 AFL campaign due to a shoulder injury. The club announced on August 5th that the 20-year-old Wines needs to undergo the knife to reconstruct his shoulder and won’t be available to play again this season. The youngster suffered a dislocated left shoulder in the Power’s 63-point victory over St Kilda in round 18 at the Adelaide Oval and was replaced at the end of the first quarter. Wines could be a good choice for next season’s CrownBet AFL Best and Fairest punt with many fans.
Port Adelaide head coach Ken Hinkley told the press that the club wasn’t about to take any chances with their player and that’s why he’s been shut down for the season. Wines has quickly become one of his team’s key players due to his leadership abilities and ball-winning skills. Wines missed training on August 5th as he was scheduled for surgery that day at the SportsMed hospital in Adelaide. According to Hinkley, the side is confident that Wines will be back with the squad by mid-November when Port Adelaide will begin preseason training. Don’t forget that a CrownBet AFL Best and Fairest wager is an ideal way to back your favourite player.
The cub’s official website stated,
Wines will be in a sling for between four and six weeks and then he’ll begin running and movement after that. It’s generally a 12-week process to get him back into contact and normal training. People have played with them in the past, but given his age, the combative nature of his game style and our no risk policy in situations like this – the need to put his health and well being first – it was probably an easy decision to make in the end. Ollie was keen to look at playing through, because he’s a tough player and wants to be out on the field, but in the end he was really comfortable with the direction we wanted to take.
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