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Broken arm ends Holland's AFL season

12/08/2008 04:04:09 PM Comments (0)

The ruined season of Collingwood midfielder Brodie Holland has been broken for good, this time by a break to his right arm.

Holland suffered a broken arm while playing for the Magpies' VFL side last Saturday, having only recently overcome nagging Achilles problems.

Holland, 28, was playing his third VFL game since resuming when an opponent fell on his arm in a tackle during the last quarter of the loss to Werribee.

Collingwood chief of football Geoff Walsh said Holland underwent surgery on Monday.

"He had a plate put in there (the radius bone, above the wrist) to stabilise the affected area on Monday, and he will miss the remainder of the season," Walsh told the club's website.

"Brodie had worked hard to overcome his Achilles injury, and to have this happen at this time of year after battling through his rehabilitation for a long time is shocking luck."

Holland's latest injury continues a nightmare period over the past two seasons, in which he has played only eight AFL games.

He missed the first six games of the 2007 season through suspension, for his shirtfront on the Western Bulldogs' Brett Montgomery in the 2006 finals series, but strung together the next seven games.

They were his only appearances last year before his Achilles problems flared, and his only game this season came in the round five loss to North Melbourne.

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