Gawn out for 12 weeks
AFL: Demons star Max Gawn will miss the next three months with a hamstring injury.
INJURED Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn has revealed how he plans to spend his time out of the game due to hamstring surgery — by spending hours per day playing video games.
The ever jovial Gawn confirmed he will miss the next 10-12 weeks with the injury after undergoing successful surgery this week and he plans to use his time on the sidelines wisley.
“I’m planning to stay out of the hair of the boys and stay here for six weeks,” Gawn said. “I’m a pretty hardcore Xbox player so I’ll be playing a fair bit of Tiger Woods golf and NBA 2K17 as well.
“I just took a team in FIFA from divvy (division) four to the Premier League today,” Gawn said on Thursday night.
“That was about 12 hours of my day.”
Gawn’s injury is a huge blow to Melbourne’s finals hopes, with the All-Australian considered the current best ruckman in the game.
Melbourne great Garry Lyon said earlier this week the loss of Gawn for three months could be worth as many as four wins and could be difference between the Demons breaking their finals drought or missing September action again..
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In typical Gawn fashion, he wasn’t too happy with that assessment.
“Four wins? I thought it was a bit more than that,” he joked.
More seriously, Gawn said he has already started his rehab and is committed to getting back to playing as soon as possible.
“The surgery went well. The surgeon was very optimistic when I woke up — (the recovery) is about that 10-12 week mark,” he told The Footy Show.
“I understand how serious this injury is. I’ve done a few hamstrings in my time, including the tendon injury about four or five years ago and it took me a long time to get back from that one.
“I’m already starting trying to get my diet right — apparently there are all sorts of foods that help with hamstring stuff — and getting the right sleeping patterns. I’ll be in at the club tomorrow to try and get through the right rehab.”
Originally published as ‘Took a team in FIFA from divvy four to Premier League’
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