Sometimes you just need a bit of luck.
That’s exactly what Rooster Mitch Rodd is searching for after a horror run with injury.
The North Ballarat defender’s retched run began with a two-year battle with groin issues, which restricted him to five games, after joining the club in 2014 and has since suffered a string of setbacks along with bruised ribs and an ankle injury over the last fortnight. The 23-year-old has left the field in the opening 40 minutes of his last two games and with the severity of the ankle injury on the weekend to be ascertained mid-week, coach Marc Greig said club would take a cautious approach with the luckless Rodd.
“We’ll wait (to find out). But if it’s a four to five weeker, it’s probably best to say “do everything right for preseason,” Greig said.
Despite working overtime in the rehab room, the Roosters believe Rodd simply needs a change of fortune on the field rather than struggling with a body that can’t withstand the game of AFL.
Greig said while it had been a challenging time for Rodd, he was more than capable at the level and looked forward to having the resilient defender back on the track as soon as possible.
“He’s still a young player, he’s certainly got a bright future ahead of him. He should be setting his sights on playing for the next six or seven years. I certainly know he can play footy.”
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