Melbourne’s Liam Jurrah has had a difficult time this year, battling injury and non-AFL related issues. Following his return to the Demon’s forward-line over the weekend, it has been announced that he will now miss an additional four to six weeks with an ankle injury that occurred on Saturday afternoon at the SCG.
The good news is, scans revealed there was no fracture, however this latest injury is just another setback for the forward. Jurrah had only just made his comeback last weekend against the Swans, from a nagging wrist injury that plagued him since the pre-season.
After all of his hard work, it is unfortunate that Jurrah’s journey back to form over the last few weeks including two matches in the VFL, has seen him back on the bench with another injury and an immediate future of more recovery. The club hopes to see him experience a more successful, injury-free second half of the season when he has full recovered. Josh Mahoney, the football manager for the Demons, has confidence that Jurrah will show the same determination and hard work in response to these latest injuries as he has in the past and will rejoin his teammates later in the year.