INJURED Port Adelaide forward Robbie Gray has successfully undergone knee surgery after tearing his ACL with less than 30 seconds left in the game against Collingwood that the Power lost by 24 points.
While he is well and truly out for the rest of this season early reports indicate that he will be ready for the start of the 2013 season.
The report from the Port Adelaide Football Club is that Gray underwent a traditional reconstruction operation and not the more controversial LARS surgery.
Port Adelaide general manager – football operations Peter Rohde said the surgery had successfully repaired Gray’s ACL and some minor damage to the joint capsule.
“It’s about as good an outcome as we could have hoped for considering what happened,” Rohde told PortAdelaideFC.com.au following the operation.
“Robbie’s rehab will be pretty straight forward. He won’t play this year, but we think he’ll be running by the end of the season.”
Gray, 24, was the 55th player picked in the 2006 Draft and has performed at a much higher level than many of the players selected before him and was the leading goal scorer for Port Adelaide last year.
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