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Season over for Jarrad Waite

Jarrad Waite celebrates a goal
The 2011 season is over for Jarrad Waite after it was decided today that he would enter hospital for hip surgery.

Waite injured his hip in Carlton’s round 16 match against the Western Bulldogs and had minor surgery in a bid to recover in time for the finals. Unfortunately, despite working hard to return to full fitness in time for the finals, the progress has not been significant enough to allow him to resume playing.

“We had decided today was decision time and following further consultations with Jarrad and the medical staff this afternoon it was decided time had run-out on Jarrad being able to make a significant contribution this season,” said General Manager Football Operations, Steven Icke.

“Jarrad will have surgery on his injured hip as soon as possible to ensure he is able to resume training in our pre-Christmas program,” added Icke.

In other injury news, scans have confirmed Bryce Gibbs sprained his AC joint during yesterday’s Elimination Final against Essendon at the MCG. He will be monitored during the week with the club hopeful he may be available to play in this Saturday’s semi-final against West Coast in Perth.