Brisbane midfielder Jack Redden has a suspected stress fracture in his left ankle, which is set to end his 112-match AFL streak.
The Brisbane Lions have suffered a double injury blow as the luckless Brent Staker is ruled out of another season and Jack Redden is unlikely to continue his streak of 112 consecutive AFL games.
Redden has a suspected stress fracture in his left ankle and will see a specialist this week, putting him in serious doubt of playing Richmond on Saturday at the MCG.
The 23-year-old midfielder hasn’t missed a game since making his debut in 2009.
The Tigers clash was set to have Redden draw level with Steve Wallis as the fourth-longest streak from debut in VFL/AFL history.
In shattering news for Staker, the utility won’t play at all this year after suffering a stress fracture in his foot.
Staker, who missed 2012 due to a second knee reconstruction, was due to return from a rare calf injury to play his first game of 2014 in the NEAFL this weekend.
Meanwhile, Lions vice-captain Tom Rockliff has attempted to put his post-match outburst against North Melbourne’s Brent Harvey to bed by making a $1000 donation to charity.
The pair had a heated exchange at the end of Brisbane’s four-point upset on Saturday night before Kangaroos coach Brad Scott also took Rockliff to task.
Rockliff has since twice apologised to Harvey for his comments, which he denied broke AFL vilification rules.
“Tom has acknowledged he made an inappropriate comment to Brent last Saturday night and takes full responsibility for his actions,” the Lions said in a statement.
“Tom apologised to Brent on the field on Saturday night, and again yesterday by phone to make sure that apology was received and Brent assured him that it was.
“The Brisbane Lions remain committed to ensuring that all players behave respectfully and in line with club values at all times.”