Thursday, October 11, 2012

Good news for injured Goodes

Sydney Swans fans still buoyed by their grand final victory over Hawthorn at the weekend have further reason to celebrate after star Adam Goodes confirmed he would not need surgery in the offseason.

Goodes, who was impervious for the Swans on Saturday, tore his posterior cruciate ligament during the game but played on to ensure Sydney won their second Premiership title in seven years.

After the celebrations there was concern Goodes would need to go under the knife to put right the hurt he played through at Melbourne Cricket Ground but on Wednesday Swans fans received very good news.

“My focus is about getting my body right for the start of the pre-season, so the sacrifice I make now for the next three weeks will put me in good stead.” He told AFP, following doctors orders to rest his knee and wait for it to naturally recover.

 Instead of surgery that would take months of rehabilitation to overcome, Goodes is scheduled to return for pre-season training. With this comeback already in Goodes’ mind, Swans fans can expect another competitive year ahead of them as they revel in the glory of their current success.

Goodes was an important part of Sydney’s charge to the Grand Final this season and the 32-year-old is expected to make just as much impact next year.

 With two Brownlow Medals and a second Premiership under his belt, Goodes is one of the greatest ever players to wear the red and white jersey. The utility is a model professional and his influence on the Sydney team has grown since arriving in 1999 as an unknown draft pick.

 For now he can sit back and enjoy the memories of Saturday night but Swans fans can rest assured Goodes will be back up on his feet ready for his 15th AFL season next year.

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