CHANNEL 7 reporter Tom Brown has just tweeted that Melbourne co-captain Jack Grimes has left practice after injuring his shoulder.
Brown reports in two separate tweets that “Grimes has left training – he’ll presumably get scans or treatment straight away, needs some luck”.
The news follows on from what has been an injury-interrupted stretch spanning four years and that saw Grimes play in only six games last year.
UPDATE (29/2/12 @ 11:41am): AFL Photos has posted an image that apparently shows the incident at https://twitter.com/#!/AFLphotos/status/174654136883752960/photo/1
UPDATE(29/2/12 @11:49am): The Herald Suns says that Grimes was injured after a “collision with young defender Troy Davis. Both players were attempting to spoil a Sam Blease mark when they collided and Grimes landed heavily on his shoulder.”
UPDATE (29/2/12 @ 12:07pm): The AFL has posted a sequence of images of the incident. The captions read : “Jack Grimes lays injured after a collison with teammates Sam Blease and Troy Davis in which Jack Grimes injured his shoulder during a Melbourne Demons training session at Gosch’s Paddock, Melbourne.”
UPDATE (29/2/12 @ 12:14pm): The Demons have confirmed on their website that “(t)he incident happened at Gosch’s Paddock when Grimes went for a mark in a pack situation with teammates Sam Blease and Troy Davis.” There is still no detail about the severity of the injury but the club has indicated that they will make an announcement later today.
UPDATE (29/2/12 @ 2:30pm): We just got the video below from the Herald Sun:
UPDATE (29/2/12 @ 6:30pm): The Melbourne Football Club has announced that “Jack Grimes will miss the next two NAB Cup matches and return for the fourth and final week of the pre-season competition after scans revealed a much better result than first expected. ”