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Docherty ruptures ACL

McKay on Docherty ACL Andrew McKay provides an update on Sam Docherty.

CARLTON Football Club can confirm defender Sam Docherty has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament at a pre-season training session on Wednesday. 

The 24-year-old will undergo traditional surgery over the coming days before commencing his rehabilitation process. 

Head of Football Andrew McKay said the Club would fully support the impressive young defender throughout his recovery.

“As we commence our pre-season campaign, the news of Sam’s injury is incredibly disappointing for everyone but foremost for Sam,” McKay said.

“Sam is a total professional and a resilient young man and we know he will face his rehabilitation process with the utmost dedication. 

“As a terrific young leader at our club, Sam will continue to work with the leadership group and assist in the development of our young players both on and off the field. 

“While we are incredibly disappointed by the long-term nature of Sam’s injury, it provides an opportunity for our young defenders to continue to train hard over the pre-season to solidify their spot in the backline in Sam’s absence in 2018.”