Adelaide excitement machine Brett Burton once again faces time on the sidelines after injuring his knee in the Crows loss to the Magpies at the MCG on Saturday. The 30 year old was stretchered from the field during the third quarter after he went down running for the ball with Collingwood opponent Harry O’Brien. Burton was close to best on ground at that stage of the match, having kicked four goals in the first half.
The injury appeared serious, with Burton looking to be in enormous pain as he left the ground. Triple M’s Doctor Peter Larkins told commentators at the time of the incident that it seemed to be an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury which could see Burton out for up to 12 months.
The injury adds further worries for Adelaide after young gun Jason Porplyzia left the ground in the first quarter with a dislocated shoulder.