Written by AFL Online on 19th Jul 2012
It has been a tough few years for Docker Anthony Morabito, who has undergone reconstructive surgery today after re-injuring his left knee at training last week. Morabito was nearing his return to the Fremantle senior side after a series of injuries have kept him out of the Docker’s AFL selection since late 2010.
The trouble began in December 2010 when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. This lead the club to set him on a slow comeback through the WAFL. Round four of the 2012 season, in his second match in more than a year and a half, he was playing for Peel Thunder in the WAFL when he experienced a grade-one hamstring tear. He returned to the WAFL in round nine re-energising his AFL comeback, however during a recent match he suffered a concussion following an off-the-ball hit.
This latest surgery prolongs his already turbulent rehabilitation program, but Fremantle football manager Chris Bond is optimistic that the 20 year old midfielder will have a long career with the club. Morabito’s family, friends, club and teammates are obviously disappointment by this additional setback, but remain positive for him to make a strong return to the AFL next season.