His right leg buckled underneath him and he was taken off the field. Photo: There are fears Alex Rance's season could be over with an ACL injury.
Coach Damien Hardwick has flagged Ryan Garthwaite as a likely replacement.
Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. Scans have confirmed Richmond defender Alex Rance ruptured his ACL during last night's season-opening win over Carlton at the MCG. Here was Rance speaking in that friendly, measured tone to the boundary line reporter having already been told the initial diagnosis was grim. "We walk away with four points, but we certainly walk away disappointed - we've lost a warrior. Loading Within minutes of the awful footage from last night's season-opener at the MCG, where Richmond defender Alex Rance collapsed in pain from a knee injury, being shown, many were fearing the worst for not just his season, but Richmond's. AFL Round1. But after absorbing everything the Blues had to throw at them, the Tigers responded and ran away with the contest to record the comfortable win. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. Initial scans don’t look too good. Richmond releases a video of the defender announcing the news. FIFA begins process of selecting Australian, New Zealand host cities for 2023 Women's World Cup, Geelong's Tom Hawkins misses training session with sore throat ahead of grand final, Ash Barty 'surprised and honoured' to be asked to present AFL premiership cup, Cox Plate owners and connections allowed to attend weekend races in Melbourne, Sheffield Shield: Western Australia vs NSW, South Australia vs Tasmania, 'My dream job... destroyed me': Soldier's messages just months before death revealed at inquest, Emails reveal Sutton was told about use of private security in hotel quarantine, Live: Victorian Government says constitutional challenge to lockdown restrictions has no legal merit, Footballer who 'didn't remember' dragging nurse down Melbourne laneway not guilty of sex crime, Lambie unfair dismissal case hears allegations of 'vile, profane, vulgar' language, sex talk in office, Federal Police to ask ICAC if Daryl Maguire had any involvement in airport land deal, Famous cattle station once owned by Kerry Packer earmarked for massive solar farm, Victoria may have recorded its first day of zero new cases since June 9, Partner of woman found dead on Sydney driveway arrested, What we know about the mute button being used at the final US presidential debate, Di spotted a man in a balaclava outside her house. Their remarkable finals campaign then saw them beat West Coast on the road, then Hawthorn at the MCG and GWS in a classic prelim in Sydney before a win over the Swans in the grand final to complete the fairytale. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. All times AEDT (GMT +11). I know my teammates love and care for me, so I'm very grateful for that.". There's plenty more to be gleaned from the opening round, if nothing else, before making sweeping statements. In the footballing context, Rance is the pillar of the flag favourite's defence. An already-strong attacking team has got stronger with the addition of ex-Suns forward Tom Lynch, and while Dustin Martin didn't have his greatest game against Carlton, Trent Cotchin's opening performance suggests he will be at his best in 2019. Pic: Michael KleinSource:News Corp Australia. “While we’ll miss his on-field contribution this season, we know he’ll apply the same dedication and discipline to his rehab and recovery, and we will continue to provide our ongoing support to him.”. This anticlimax was not that particularly surprising. Regardless, Rance's injury, and the sanguine manner in which he accepted his fate, were the talking points of a season-opener that only lived up to its billing if you had observed the fixture that has had a habit of disappointing in recent years. In his first game since last year's knee surgery, star Tigers recruit Tom Lynch kicked three goals. This was proven in 2017 when Rance was a lynchpin of Richmond's premiership team; and again last season in a different way when Rance suffered a rare personal drubbing during the Tigers' demoralising defeat to Collingwood in the preliminary final. Source: AAP Rance collapsed just as Carlton were enjoying rare momentum in the third quarter. Aside from anything else, another 16 teams are yet to make their debut for 2019.
He is an incredibly strong, skilful and intuitive footballer who might be one of the few "unlosable" players in the competition. The rest of us will marvel at Rance's resilience and spirit and hope the rest of the season provides much better entertainment than the first instalment. MORE: Alex Rance injured | Wild brawl after season opener. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Australian Rules Football Richmond's Alex Rance will miss the rest of the season after scans confirmed the defender ruptured his ACL during Thursday night's season opener at the MCG.
Scrappy skills, low-scoring despite the new rules and — even allowing for a short lived Carlton fightback — an inevitably lopsided result. She knew who it was, but proving it was nearly impossible, 'Master of the political interview' Paul Murphy dies aged 77, Twisted Sister rocker tells court being linked to Clive Palmer is not good for his 'heavy metal image', WA Premier says he should have told public two Australians were let off coronavirus-hit ship, Fishing crews quarantined in New Zealand hotel test positive to coronavirus, Royal commission files reveal previously unseen details about abuse by priests, NT Government scraps legislation oversight committee on first day of Parliament, Jobs for workers under 20 are on the up. “Your heart sinks because you’ve been through a lot with this guy, been through a journey,” he said. (64) win over the Blues on Thursday night.
An emotional Hardwick said the Rance news had left some players in tears in the rooms. The five-time All Australian left the field late in the third quarter of the team's 33-point win over Carlton after landing awkwardly on his right leg in a marking contest. On a night when the AFL unveiled several rules changes we had expected to see something different. Take a look at our top picks for who you should keep a close eye on in the AFL for 2019.
Jackson Williams: Shocking CCTV footage captures AFL player’... Mike Tyson’s ‘absolute power’ ahead of comeback, NBA 2020: Michael Jordan photo, Keegan Hall Instagram news. Continuing to schedule the now-impressive Richmond against the serially dismal Carlton has been like mixing a fine aged Scotch with dishwater and settling back to enjoy the perfect pre-dinner drink. Richmond has lost five of its last seven games when Rance has not played, which would lead people to fear for the Tigers for the rest of this season.
Scans have confirmed Richmond defender Alex Rance ruptured his ACL during last night's season-opening win over Carlton at the MCG. The star defender's season-ending injury, and the manner in which he accepted his fate, were the talking points of an AFL season-opener akin to mixing a fine aged Scotch with dishwater, writes Richard Hinds.
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Alex Rance has ruptured his ACL. It was confirmed on Friday the 29-year-old had ruptured his ACL and will undergo a knee reconstruction. Premiership rivals will wish Rance no ill, while privately hoping his absence makes the Tigers more "gettable" and their own chances of glory are greater. "Then to have it taken away from you (in) round one, it is disappointing. Cripps ended the contest with a game-high 32 disposals with the first overall draft pick Sam Walsh showing his class once again as he compiled 24 disposals in his first AFL game. “Alex, to his credit, has been incredibly positive since the injury occurred, and we’ll continue to rally around him in the coming days and throughout his rehab process. Five minutes into the second quarter and with the score reading 41-1, fans were up in arms over why Carlton were handed the opener once again.
Or at least "grim" in the traditional way we have always considered a season-ending knee. This was a potentially flag-defining moment. Rance told media he had already been contacted by other AFL players Dale Thomas, Scott Pendlebury, Travis Boak, Paddy McCartin and Callan Ward after the injury. Then Andrew Gaff stunned the football world with his punch to the jaw of Fremantle's Andrew Brayshaw in the Western Derby, ruling him out for the entire finals series.
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