Victory finally get one over mariners
Mariners captain Brendon Goddard has conceded defeat after losing his battle against a calf injury.
Goddard tore a ligament in his calf early in the third inning against Carlton and did not return to the game after being asked to be examined by medical staff.
He was not allowed to do so by senior doctor Dean Smith.
But the 30-year-old told ABC Radio Melbourne that he did not have to rest for three jarvees.comdays as had been the case with fellow veteran Michael Barlow in 2012.
“I’ve got some pretty bad news and a bit of good news,” he said.
“I’m happy but I’m not feeling great so I’ve got to be careful. I’ve played a little bit more in the last four or five days.
“I’ve been thinking about the team and what we can do better.”
He has been told he will mis바카라사이트s three weeks after the team visited the Mariners in Sydney to pick up the final of the Australian Competition Series.
That final will take place on Thursday against Adelaide.
“It’s a game to win or lose,” Goddard said.
“Hopefully, our winning record can lift us up a bit again.
“But then you have to take it one game at a time so we’re lucky we have another game to play at Port Adelaide.”
Barlow to miss Sydney
The 30-year-old injured his calf against Carlton on Sunday night, forcing him to miss the remainder of the fixture against Port Adelaide.
Goddard said that was more of a “wet” calf as there was not a lot of swelling involved in it.
“I had something called Achilles tendon rupture and was trying to figure out what to do in the final week,” he said.
“It’s not just a bad calf. I guess the Achilles tendon is more swollen than you’re used to seeing and that’s what is bringing it to our attention, especially this week.
“It can take six weeks to get rid of the injury, but hopefully that will give us a bit more time to focus on the game.”
The key forward had three goals and 12 marks for the season but Goddard was pleased with his overall showing this season.
“This is a bit of a disappointment, a bit of disappointment, but I’ll be all right,” he said.
“We’ve won games and we’ve fought har