THE season of 2012 number one draft pick Lachie Whitfield is over, with the GWS Giants announcing yesterday that the silky midfielder had undergone shoulder surgery.
Whitfield has played 11 games this season, following on from the 19 he played during his maiden AFL campaign in 2013.
Whitfield has played 11 games this season, following on from the 19 he played during his maiden AFL campaign in 2013. Picture: Getty Images.
He had already been hampered by a foot injury, which caused him to miss five matches during April and May, and which will also be repaired now that his year has come to a premature end.
“Unfortunately Lachie has had an injury- interrupted season and it’s in his best interests to have this surgery now so he can be ready to start pre-season training,” GWS football manager Graeme Allen said via the club’s website.
Whitfield joins defender Aidan Corr as Giants out for the remainder of 2014. Corr’s year also ended after he too sustained a shoulder injury – during last month’s loss to Essendon.
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