The topical issue of Round One injury concerns and Supercoach selections is dominating many conversations at the moment. What occurred to make this trend so strongly? Don't hold off any longer, consider the following.
Let us begin with the obvious.
Coupling Round One injury concerns and Supercoach selections together the way we have makes it easier to understand the relationship dynamics and help your team get off to a flying start.
So - who should you be steering clear of? And who is a watch and act situation. Let's take a look.
The Hawks forward has been a solid semi premium point of difference selection as a forward over the past 8 years. However, he has suffered a back injury that will likely keep him out of action for the first part of the season. Steer well clear of taking him in your starting lineup, and look for value selections at Hawks who may take his role / points? Will Day? Tim O'Brien? John Patt... never mind.
A hip niggle has blown into a bigger issue for the Bomber defender. Although he's never been a staple selection, he does have his Supercoach fans who tend to pick him year on year. But with the hip injury seemingly getting worse, don't touch him. Whispers suggest he is likely to play more of a forward role upon return anyway, which probably won't suit his Supercoach prospects anyway.
The ultimate tease every year. Available in defence, seeing him run rings around the half back line and score big 150s with ease should leave Whitfield a set and forget option in your team for a decade. Yet, he's not. He keeps finding new ways to miss large chunks of the season through injury. And right now he is battling against time to get over a bruised liver (ewww). Leave him out. With no Zac Williams or Heath Shaw at GWS now, a smokey GWS back selection may pay off here.
Poised as a breakout POD for the last few seasons, Curnow has again been unable to get his body ready for the start of the 2021 season. That knee has let him down yet again, and he's set to miss the first half of the season. If you are super keen on a Carlton forward, and simply must have one (you are weird), then Harry McKay is the way to go. Training the house down, kicking bags of goals in short periods at intraclub matches, he's the one to take if risky Carlton forwards tickly your fancy.
Melbourne have bought some damaged goods - well it appears that way. The heavily discounted forward who was a key player for the Kangaroos for almost a decade has declined in value so sharply in 18 months that it should have been obvious that there was an underlying isssue. As a result, he is a "hard no" for early selection. If you want a Demon forward, and are able to forgive Tom McDonald for previously burning you, then he has put together a stellar preason so far.
Gone for the year most likely, but still appearing in many teams and online searches. It best to look for his replacement for the year to take his points, and that could well be Will Day.
Contemplating retirement and seems it will go that way to longer the saga drags on. Poor bloke. Never really got a chance to prove his supercoach credentials.
We all know the story here. Don't select for a variety of reasons.
Some other players to keep a close eye on are:
Neale is a perma-captain choice for 2021, but he is currently on a reduced training load. It is unlikely to impact his availability to start the season, but it's certainly a watch and act siutation.
His calf is causing issues. Might even prefer to miss the round one grudge match vs Collingwood.
One of our breakout predictions for the year, Darcy has a knee issue that is keeping him out of action. The club say he will be ready for round one, so follow closely. The alternative to finding the next Ruckman to rocket to premo-land is Sam Draper, who is reportedly tearing Tullarmarine to shreds.
One of our favourites out west is battling OP. Doesn't seem to be overly serious right now, but keep an eye on it.
You now possess the Round One injury concerns tools needed to propel yourself forward.
If you can store those points, you'll be fine.
Find a spare moment later to recall what you learned in this post. There is more to learn when it come to Round One injury concerns. Get yourself a prize for staying focused enough to end up here. Further reading on Supercoach selections can be undertaken by browsing this website.
Prepared by the aflsupercoach.com Team