The Melbourne Demons had an wounded scare conscionable a week retired from the AFL expansive final with Charlie Spargo going down successful training.
Spargo suffered an ankle wounded during a grooming run, but the nine judge helium volition inactive beryllium close to spell for the AFL finale against the Western Bulldogs adjacent weekend.
The tiny guardant got his limb successful an awkward presumption portion being tackled during drills connected Saturday evening nether lights. Medical teams looked astatine his ankle and pulled him from the grooming league astatine Mineral Resources Park.
Spargo, 21, has been a useful subordinate for the Demons this season, chipping successful 17 goals this twelvemonth for the team.
The setback comes conscionable a time aft Demons manager Simon Goodwin was forced into isolation with nutrient poisoning.
Goodwin, on with adjunct manager Adem Yze, missed the Demons' grooming league connected Friday aft waking up with gastro symptoms.
Their determination to isolate was described arsenic a precaution, with nary different members of the squad displaying symptoms. "Dodgy linguine" was aboriginal blamed for his illness.
"A spot of a dodgy linguine," Goodwin said connected the weekend.
"A spot of nutrient poisoning truthful I've conscionable got to ticker wherever I eat.
"I'm feeling 100 per cent present and acceptable to go.
"Thankfully it's not thing that's going to walk done the players and the nine - it's self-inflicted."
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