Sam Walsh will miss the start of the 2022 H&A season after undergoing surgery.
He has has suffered a syndesmosis injury.
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Walsh sustained the injury after being tackled at training.
Carlton Head of Football Brad Lloyd provided an update on Monday.
“It is obviously disappointing news for Sam: he’d completed every session so far over the summer but unfortunately these incidents are a part of footy – Sam will throw everything into his rehab and his teammates will continue to do the same for the start of the season,”
“Sam leads from the front with his professionalism and commitment every day he walks through the doors of the footy club and there’s no doubt he will take the same approach to his recovery over the coming weeks.”
“We’ll continue to assess Sam throughout his recovery, at this stage we expect him to be available to play again after the first month of the season has been complete.” Lloyd said.
Walsh averaged 29.8 Disposals, 5.8 Marks & 4.5 Tackles from 22 games in 2021.
Fantasy Impact: Sam Walsh averaged 109.0pts from 22 games in 2021, he scored 100pts or more in 72.7% of games.
These will be the first games Walsh has missed since making his AFL debut.
He is expected to play through the midfield at a high rate, there will be an opportunity in the early part of the season in his absence.
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Walsh is a pass at Round 1 in season long fantasy, he may become an option in the second half of the year.
He slides significantly in single season draft leagues.
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