Jarrod Witts injured his left foot in a training incident while on leave over the Christmas/New Year period, as a result of scans he underwent minor surgery last week.
No immediate time frame has been set for Witts in a return to training over the pre-season, it is anticipated at this stage he will return to training & be ready for Round 1.
“It was a really innocuous and unfortunate incident for Jarrod. He has led from the front throughout the preseason so far, setting a great standard for the group around him and we have no doubt this incident won’t restrict the significant influence he has on the playing group.”
“We know that he will attack his rehabilitation with the utmost professionalism, and we look forward to having him back in the lead up to Round 1.” GM of Football Operations, Jon Haines.
Witts averaged 14.5 Disposals, 2.9 Marks, 3.0 Tackles & 45.7 Hit Outs in 2019, he has played in 100.0% of games since the beginning of the 2018 H&A season.
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At this stage the injury isn’t considered serious for Witts, however there will be a gap in his pre-season training schedule.
This is a concern for those looking a selecting Witts as an alternative to either Brodie Grundy or Max Gawn, a change in direction may be the wiser move.
Witts averaged 104.4pts in 2019, he scored 100pts or more in 45.5% of games.
Any further setbacks for Witts & he could be a genuine fade in classic, his current draft position will likely not be impacted at this point.
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