Injury Update: Tom Mitchell

Hawthorn midfielder Tom Mitchell has undergone shoulder surgery this week, he initially injured his shoulder at training prior to the re-start of the AFL season in Round 2.

Mitchell underwent a shoulder reconstruction, he is set to begin a rehabilitation period of 3-4 months. 

Conor Nash also underwent a shoulder reconstruction this week.

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“Both these surgeries were the type that could wait until the end of the season, which now gives the pair a good chunk of time to focus on their rehab.”

“Both Tom and Conor will require three-to-four months of rehab and should return to training after Christmas.” Hawks Physical Performance Manager Luke Boyd.

Mitchell averaged 25.2 Disposals, 3.1 Marks, 4.4 Tackles in 2020.

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Mitchell played all 17 games for the Hawks in 2020, after scoring 82pts in Round 1 he averaged 71.8pts in the first 4 games following the re-start to the season in Round 2 which was shortly after he injured his shoulder. 

Mitchell finished strongly in the 2020 H&A season, he averaged 91.3pts from his final 12 games. 

The surgery for Mitchell should be noted & tracked in the lead up to the 2021 pre-season resuming, based on the 3-4 month projected recovery that will take him up until mid February for a return to potentially full contact training.  

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