The Richmond Tigers are keeping their fingers crossed that Nathan Foley will be able to return to the side before the 2015 season’s over after the veteran recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on May 18. In addition, Tigers’ rookie midfielder Dan Butler also recently went under the knife for follow-up surgery and he’s expected to be out of the lineup for as many as 11 weeks while he recovers. Footy fans and punters should be sure to use a CrownBet AFL Head to Head Bet on all of this season’s biggest games, including the Tigers.
Foley suffered a foot injury earlier this season, but has now been inactive for the past four weeks due to his knee problem. Richmond’s club doctors decided that it would be better if the player underwent surgery now so he could possibly return before the campaign is over. Dan Richardson, the football manager of the Tigers told the media, “It wasn’t an acute injury. It’s more come about from wear and tear and a bit of degenerative tissue in his knee that’s been troubling him.” Remember, a CrownBet AFL Head to Head Bet is the best way to back your winning picks throughout the 2015 season.
Richardson went on to say, “He’s gone in for a cleanup and we’ll have to monitor how that settles down in the coming weeks. Certainly the aim of the surgery was to get him back and hopefully he can have an impact by the end of the year. We’re hopeful, but it’s probably a bit too early to say.” The Tigers’ betting odds may be affected in the market for the CrownBet AFL Head to Head Bet with Foley and Butler out of the lineup.
Butler was chosen in the 2014 draft with the 67th overall pick and hasn’t appeared in a match this year due to his injury. He was originally scheduled to return to the Tigers in three to five week’s time, but that recovery period has now been extended to nine to 11 weeks after he needed a follow-up procedure on his damaged lateral meniscus. Richardson added that more surgery was needed to properly repair and cleanup the knee. He’s hoping that Butler will be able to make it back before the regular-season comes to an end, but realizes that only time will tell. A CrownBet AFL Head to Head Bet can be used each week of the footy year to boost your winnings.