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Season review: Andrew Phillips

Julian Trantino, Carlton Media  September 27, 2017 10:18 AM

The Journey | S2E7 Season 2 | Episode 7. In the final episode of Season 2 of The Journey, go behind-the-scenes as Carlton wrap up the 2017 season.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017.

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm.

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton ruckman Andrew Phillips.

GAMES

Season 2017: 1

Career: 31

GOALS

Season 2017: 0

Career: 11

KEY AFL STATISTICS (from one game)

Disposals: 5, Marks: 1, Hitouts: 29, Tackles: 3 Score involvements: 5 

OVERVIEW

An injury-plagued season limited Phillips to just one senior match and eight for the Northern Blues.

After 16 games in his first season at Carlton, the ruckman's pre-season suffered a major interruption when he was diagnosed with a foot stress reaction in January.

The 26-year-old recovered in time for the Northern Blues' season opener, playing two VFL matches before earning a recall against Port Adelaide in what would be his only senior outing.

Phillips went on to play a further six VFL matches, providing Northern some much-needed presence.

He was a consistent performer, but unfortunately succumbed to a season-ending foot injury.

Despite his injury woes, Phillips signed a two-year contract extension in June, keeping him at Ikon Park until at least the end of 2019.

The former Giant is expected to be fully healed when his pre-season begins in early November.