Yeah, sorry about that. I agree - I should have provided a warning.
I was there on the day, saw it happening and it was very distressing. Even for someone like me who has been 'around the block' a bit and seen my share of injuries, on and off the field.
He's pretty tough, Sclanders, as evidenced by running in the 2012 Bay Sheffield final with stress fractures that were tantamount to breaks and he only got through with several pain killing injections administered on the day.
But that was nothing to the pain he experienced when he went down against Kangarilla midway through this year. The ankle was at an angle that made it looked like it had snapped. Because of where the game was played in the Adelaide Hills, it took nearly 40mins for the ambulance to arrive. It was an excruciating wait because there was no way of really alleviating the pain. Just taking the sock off - which revealed what we see in the picture was incredibly difficult.
He's come through OK after several months of rehab but badly lacking in any real running fitness. Don't expect much.
We wouldn't be going but Daryl Nettleton called me to asked about getting some SA athletes to Castlemaine. I haven't been there for about 25 years, so looking forward to it.