Injury Update: Jack Darling

West Coast key forward Jack Darling has been placed on a modified training program after fracturing his cheekbone in a training incident, he won’t play in the opening Marsh Series game for the Eagles.

Darling is expected to be available for Round 1 of the 2020 H&A season.

“He will build back into training, just avoiding contact for the next few weeks, but we’re still confident in terms of round one.” West Coast GM of Football Craig Vozzo.

Darling averaged 13.1 Disposals, 4.7 Marks & 2.5 Goals from 24 games in 2019, he has played in 94.8% of games since the beginning of the 2016 H&A season.

AFL Stats: Team Disposals 2017-19

AFL FANTASY TAKE

Darling is expected to be available for Round 1, opportunities would open up if he were to be delayed beyond that.

Key forwards can deliver inconsistent scoring across an entire season in AFL Fantasy, Darling scored 100pts or more in 20.8% of games last season while scoring fewer than 80pts in 62.5% of games.

Darling is a pass in classic & a mid-late round selection in draft.

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