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Rodan to undergo knee reconstruction

16/12/2009 06:56:37 PM Comments (0)

Port Adelaide livewire David Rodan will undergo a knee reconstruction after a training injury on Wednesday wrecked his 2010 AFL season.

Rodan injured his left knee during a handball drill when he twisted awkwardly.

The club immediately ordered scans which confirmed he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament.

Power football operations manager Peter Rohde said details of Rodan's surgery would be finalised in the next week.

"The whole club is extremely disappointed for David and his family," Rohde said.

"He's proven to be a key player in our midfield since joining the club in 2007, with the ability to consistently break lines and carry the football.

"All we are concerned about at the moment is getting David's knee successfully reconstructed and putting a rehabilitation program in place to assist in his recovery."

In 2005 the 26-year-old suffered a similar injury to his right knee while playing for Richmond and also underwent a reconstruction.

Last season he played 19 games for the Power taking his tally to 66 since debuting for the club.

He also led the club in clearances in 2009 and was third in handballs and hardball gets.

Rodan's injury soured a good week for Port after it picked up Scott Harding from the Brisbane Lions and Cameron Cloke from Carlton through the pre-season and rookie drafts.

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