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Hammer blow for struggling Crows as skipper Rory Sloane will miss the ENTIRE SEASON with knee injury

Hammer blow for struggling Crows as skipper Rory Sloane will miss the ENTIRE SEASON with knee injury – however he insists it is not the finish of his career

  • Sloane ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in proper knee in win over Richmond 
  • Adelaide skipper is 32 however says injury blow will not make him give sport away 
  • Will have the knee reconstructed in coming week, prolonged recovery to comply with 

Adelaide captain Rory Sloane will miss the remainder of the AFL season after scans confirmed he has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his proper knee.

Sloane was damage throughout the remaining quarter of the Crows’ 19-point win over Richmond on Saturday evening and needed to be helped off the subject earlier than being substituted out of the sport.

The 32-year-old will have a reconstruction in the coming week in a major blow for the Crows.

Sloane his helped from the field in the final quarter of the Crows' impressive 19-point win over Richmond on Saturday

Sloane his helped from the subject in the remaining quarter of the Crows’ spectacular 19-point win over Richmond on Saturday

The skipper grimaces in pain after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee

The skipper grimaces in ache after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his proper knee

But the skilled midfielder is adamant the injury will not be the finish of his embellished career.

‘For me at 32 doing a knee is just not very best however it’s a fantastic problem to come back again fitter and more healthy,’ Sloane mentioned.

‘It’s a little bit reset on the physique for me to go once more.

‘I’ve seen my sister Shae undergo it earlier than and I’ve been impressed by her constructive angle and diligent strategy to her rehabilitation.’

Shae Sloane retired from the AFLW in April final year after struggling three ACL ruptures in three years whereas enjoying for Melbourne.

She now works at the Demons as an AFLW improvement coach.

Sloane’s injury took a few of the gloss off a refined Adelaide efficiency, with the 15.11 (101) to 12.10 (82) triumph banking their second win of the season.

They now head to Ballarat to play the Western Bulldogs in spherical six.

Sloane (right) slaps a fan's hand as he comes from the ground after the win. The 32-year-old missed significant game time in 2020 and 2021, but says there's no way he's retiring now

Sloane (proper) slaps a fan’s hand as he comes from the floor after the win. The 32-year-old missed important sport time in 2020 and 2021, however says there is not any manner he is retiring now

‘Saturday evening was an unimaginable outcome for us as a workforce,’ Sloane mentioned.

‘We’ve been constructing and that was , strong grind in opposition to a high quality facet.

‘So whereas I’m clearly disillusioned I will not be on the subject for the remainder of the season I will be doing every little thing I can off it to assist us maintain bettering.’

Sloane performed solely a dozen video games in 2020 and 18 final year amid a string of issues, together with a foot injury and a indifferent retina.

This season, he was subbed out in two of his final three video games.

‘It has been a difficult interval for him … it simply appears to be one factor after the different,’ Crows coach Matthew Nicks mentioned.

‘But he retains fronting up … he simply grinds his manner by means of. He is strictly what we wish to be as a footy workforce.’

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