Former Melbourne captain Jack Trengove will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot.
Scans have confirmed Trengove has suffered a fractured navicular bone. Trengove had been dropped to the VFL and reported soreness in the foot after the Casey Scorpions game at the weekend.
Scans on Monday confirmed the fracture of the navicular and he will now have surgery this week to repair the problem.
He will miss four months which will rule him out for the rest of the season but should see him return for the start of pre-season
“Jack’s attitude has been outstanding this year,particularly in recent weeks whilst playing in the VFL – and for this to happen to him is really unfortunate,” Melbourne football manager Josh Mahoney said.
“He is a resilient character. At Melbourne, we’ve had two examples of players who have had this type of injury inColinGarland andJackGrimes and they both made full recoveries. We expect Jack to make a full recovery,and be available for day one of pre-season training.”
Trengove previously suffered a stress fracture in the foot in December 2012 an injury that cost him the pre-season and ensured that while he was back for the first game last year he was hampered throughout the season.
Trengove, who gave up the captaincy at the end of last season, was dropped after round two this year. He looked to be struggling to cover the ground, a fact that may be better explained now by the foot injury.
Former Melbourne captain Jack Trengove being chased by Collingwood’s Ben Sinclair at the MCG in Round 11 on June 10, 2013. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.
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