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Crow Sloane fractures jaw

Steve Larkin 28/03/2011 06:03:06 PM Comments (0)

Adelaide are still counting the cost of their AFL season-opening 20-point win over Hawthorn with scans revealing Rory Sloane has a broken jaw that could require surgery.

Sloane was known to have a broken thumb, an injury that would likely sideline him about four weeks, but scans also showed the 21-year-old has a fractured jaw.

Also on the injured list is Crows forward Jason Porplyzia who will soon visit a specialist after dislocating his shoulder, with the worst case scenario a season-threatening reconstruction.

And David Mackay suffered a shoulder injury, the wingman already ruled out of their round three clash against Fremantle despite a bye this weekend.

Adelaide's recruit from Richmond, Richard Tambling, said Sloane showed plenty of character to play in pain.

"I didn't know too much about Sloaney when I came to the club, but just the way he carries himself at training and in games he's definitely one to have a crack in," Tambling, said on Monday.

"He's one of our tough nuts and I have a lot of respect for him.

"For a bloke to play through a broken jaw and thumb says lots for him."

There was some good news for the Crows with tall forward Kurt Tippett, who missed the season opener with an ankle ailment, hoping to return against the Dockers.

"I think the bye has hit at a perfect time, we obviously had a few injuries during the game and have a few players to come back in," Tambling said.

"Hopefully some good news comes out of the next couple of days.

"We're hoping to get them (Porplyzia and Mackay) both back, but we don't know the results yet."

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