Melbourne Dealt Clark Blow
Melbourne’s victory over Greater Western Sydney came at a price; star recruit, Mitch Clark, sustained a fractured foot during the win against their fellow strugglers.
The former Brisbane star will now miss the remainder of the AFL season, robbing the Demons of one of the league’s in-form players, and upsetting fans of live Aussie Rules.
The 24-year old has burst out of the blocks since his arrival in Melbourne, at the start of the season, kicking 29 goals in just 11 appearances for the Demons, to lead the club’s scoring charts.
The forward’s impressive form for the club, this year, has given the Melbourne fans some rare joy, this season, with the club currently third from bottom with only two wins all season.
While Jared Rivers and Colin Garland produced seven goals between them against the Giants, the fact is that Melbourne are a much weaker side without Clark in the team.
Demons manager, Josh Mahoney, admitted losing Clark was a massive blow to the club’s plans, this season, insisting the focus would now be on the star forward to get himself fully fit for the 2013 season.
“This is incredibly unfortunate for Mitch and for everyone involved with the club,” Mahoney said.
“His leadership and influence on the group - on and off the field - has been outstanding since arriving at the club.
“The club will now investigate the best course of action to repair and rehabilitate Mitch's injury. We want to ensure he has a smooth return to football in 2013.”
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