A DISMAL weekend for Queensland’s two AFL clubs has been compounded by major injuries to Steven May and Charlie Cameron.
Cameron, who could lay claim to being the recruit of the year after a stellar start to his stint at Brisbane, will have further tests, but the Lions fear he will miss six to eight weeks with the dreaded lisfranc foot injury.
The news was slightly better for the Suns on skipper Steven May, who has a lateral ankle sprain and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
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It is a better outcome than the initial fears post-game that he may not be back this season.
Cameron’s injury is a bitter blow for the Lions who are desperate to claw their way off the bottom of the AFL ladder.
Football manager David Noble said Cameron had made a major contribution to the side in his first year at the club and conceded his absence would leave a gaping hole. He said there would not be a final diagnosis provided until another scan on Tuesday but the club expected it to be two months and potentially more if he took some time to regain full fitness.
“We will find out the full extent tomorrow but we think it is a sprain, it was the classic lisfranc motion where the force comes from behind,’’ he said.
“He had scans late today and we will get some X-rays in the morning but we are not hopeful.
“They are in a boot for a long time also, so sometimes it takes a few more weeks to get them back into condition, so it’s a long-termer.’’
The Suns received mixed reports from their medical office after the shocking 85-point loss to Geelong.
Aaron Young’s ankle injury is minor and he remains a chance to prove his fitness during the week and take his place against GWS at Spotless Stadium on Saturday.
Aaron Hall had a scan late Monday. It was unclear whether the damage was to the pectoral muscle of the bicep, and the club said they would have an update Wednesday.
Suns coach Stuart Dew said the football department breathed a sigh of relief when the report on May came back.
“It is four to six weeks so we’ll be without him for a while but it is certainly better than the early reports straight after the game when we feared it might be season over,’’ he said.
“Youngy is sore but he’s a chance to play, he’ll be tested later in the week.
“We don’t know on Hally yet. There’s a lot of swelling. He’s going to be out for a while, we just don’t know yet how long.”
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