Adelaide remained hopeful this morning that they would receive some good news following scans of Taylor Walker’s knee on Sunday night. Unfortunately they got the worst news possible.
Walker will miss the rest of the season after scans confirmed the 23-year-old had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee.
After reviewing the scans on Monday morning the decision was made that Walker would undergo a ‘traditional’ knee reconstruction which will see the power forward miss the remainder of the season.
In other injury news, Hawthorn have confirmed that Cyril Rioli suffered a high-grade hamstring tear in their clash against North Melbourne on Sunday. Rioli has been ruled out from playing until at least round 11, after their mid-season bye.
Port Adelaide has also been dealt a blow with Jackson Trengove ruled out of playing for an extended period of time after a fracture in his foot was discovered following their thrilling win over West Coast on Saturday night. The 22-year-old will have surgery on his foot today but details of his return won’t be known until it’s accessed following the surgery.
Bryce Gibbs has been ruled out of the Blues clash against Melbourne this upcoming Sunday. Gibbs was subbed out of the match at half time during their match against Adelaide on Saturday. The injury has been assessed as a low-grade hamstring strain and is a chance to return in round 7 against Port Adelaide.