ANOTHER injury has hit undermanned Sebastopol ahead of its match against Sunbury at Clarke Oval tomorrow.
Perth recruit Brock Wilson will miss a month of football in the wake of a scare at a club function last weekend.
Wilson copped a hit to the chest against Redan and, while not experiencing much ill-effect at the time, collapsed several hours later.
It has since been found Wilson, one of the Globe Hotel Kookaburras’ few key position players, has a lacerated lung and will join Brent Van Gils and fellow recruit Jesse Britton on the sidelines.
Peter Colbourne and reserves skipper Luke Noether have been called up while Jacob Smith, an onballer from Heywood, will play his first senior game for the club.
“We addressed a few things Tuesday night at training,” Sebastopol coach Shawne Dummett says.
“We will have games like last week against better sides, but we are hopeful of some improvement this week.”
The Kookaburras’ task has become somewhat easier with a host of Sunbury players either unavailable or injured.
Brett Chambers has a leg injury and may miss two matches, Niall McGovern also has a leg injury, and James Rizk and Matthew Baird face fitness tests.
Allan O’Connor and Michael Coleman are unavailable.
On the positive side of the ledger, Josh Burgess is back from TAC Cup duty with the Northern Knights.
“I reckon it will be a battle of the young guys,” Sunbury coach Rick Horwood says.
“We had seven under-18.5s from the year before in the side last week and three first-gamers this week so I think it will be closer than people think.”
PREDICTION: Sunbury by 34 points