The horrific ankle injury that shook fans and afflicted Western Australian-born Gold Coast defender Will Powell ended his season early.
Sands revealed that Powell had not only dislocated his ankle but also had a broken ankle and will undergo surgery today.
It left a serious ligament injury on his right ankle.
Powell landed awkwardly and hooked his foot under his body after a contest involving Crows forward Ned McHenry. The incident was very scary, the broadcaster chose not to play it.
He was treated on the lawn of the Metricon Stadium and given a “green whistle” painkiller when stretched off the ground.
He will now spend multiple nights in the hospital.
“It was a pretty serious injury. He had a dislocated ankle and a broken bone, and there was also some ligament damage,” said Wayne Campbell, general manager of football performance on the Gold Coast.
“He spent the night in the hospital last night. Today he has surgery and spends a few more nights in the hospital.
“He is tough and loved very much. We take care of him as much as we can.”
That means the dashing defender misses the push to the club’s first final campaign.
Sands has never scored eight, but at the end of the by-round he sits in sixth place on Richmond’s one-win drift.
Play was stopped for nearly 10 minutes as Powell was treated and a Sands fan was given a standing ovation as he left the ground.
Powell is from WAFL’s Claremont High School and Churchlands High School and was named Pick 19 in the 2017 draft.
The Sands players were struggling to see the incident recreated on the big screen of the stadium, Stuart Dew said he had calmed down on his side.
“Everyone was the only person, and a few guys said they saw (reproduction of the incident) on the scoreboard,” he said.
“There was a little emotional effect for a while, when it was your companion, and when everyone knew Paulie was alive for football.
“Then they were able to resettle, but I think only humans had a short period of time where they were just hind legs when that bad thing happened. ..
Powell achieved a shocking second place finish at last season’s best fairest on the Gold Coast. This is my fourth year at the club.
He made his debut in 2018 and has played more than 13 games each season since then, but this year he will be left behind with 11 games.
Western Australia-born Gold Coast Sun Will Powell ended the season after a horrific incident that broke his ankle.
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