Injury Update: Matthew Kreuzer

Carlton Ruck Matthew Kreuzer has been sidelined for an extended period of time, he injured his foot in the opening game of the 2020 season landing awkwardly after a contest.

Kreuzer has been diagnosed with a foot fracture (fifth metatarsal), he will undergo surgery & is expected to be sidelined for up to 4 months.

“We thought that was a possibility last night: we were hoping it wasn’t the case but the MRI did confirm it,”

“He will have surgery next week and he’ll miss up to 16 weeks.” Blues Director of High Performance, Andrew Russell.

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Kreuzer played 15 games for the Blues in 2019, he averaged 13.1 Disposals, 1.9 Marks & 30.9 Hit Outs.

 

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The injury to Kreuzer opens up the door for Marc Pittonet & Tom De Koning to carry the majority of the Ruck work for the remainder of the season (if uninterrupted) at Carlton, Levi Casboult was excellent filling in for Kreuzer at Ruck in Round 1.

Pittonet averaged 54.0 from 2 games in 2019, De Koning (2 career games) showed some promise during the Marsh Community Series on reduced minutes.

 

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