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Westfund Rehab Report: Round 17

Westfund Rehab Report: Round 17 Head of Athletic performance, David Joyce with all the news on the GIANTS injury list, plus he gives a detailed update on Jon Patton's ACL injury.
Jon Patton will undergo surgery in Melbourne in the next week. - Jonathon Patton,GWS Giants,Injury list
Jon Patton will undergo surgery in Melbourne in the next week.
We’re fully confident he’ll come back bigger and better than ever

GIANTS forward Jon Patton will undergo a knee reconstruction next week as he gets set for his third rehabilitation from an ACL injury.

Head of Athletic Performance David Joyce said Patton will have surgery in Melbourne next week.

“We’ve sent him down to Melbourne to see Dr Julian Feller who’s reconstructed his other knee in the past,” Joyce said.

“He’s got a bit of swelling in there, which is quite common after an ACL injury … and makes surgery quite difficult at that time. 

“We’re spending the next week or so to get rid of the swelling and at this stage he’ll be operated on next week.

“We’ll probably use what’s called a quads tendon - so the tendon on the top of the kneecap - and we may do some reinforcement of it as well. 

“We expect him to be in Melbourne for a little bit after the surgery and then he’ll recommence his rehab process with us and we’re fully confident he’ll come back bigger and better than ever.”

Meanwhile - as Leon Cameron told media on Tuesday - Toby Greene, Brett Deledio and Daniel Lloyd could all return to the field this weekend.

“We’re expecting all three of those guys to continue their strong form that they’ve shown in their rehab and re-training work over the past couple of weeks,” Joyce said.

“We expect them to get through main training tomorrow and put their hand up for selection for this weekend.”

Midfielder Jacob Hopper is also a likely inclusion with the ball-winner missing last week’s clash with the Eagles with a tight calf.

“He had some calf tightness that, probably by the end of the week we thought he could actually play, but it was obviously a trip to Perth and the like, so we just took a more conservative route with Jacob.  

“He’s fine, I expect him to train strongly tomorrow and, again, be available for selection this week.” 

Young defender Harry Perryman will miss the next 2-4 weeks with a hamstring injury he sustained in the final quarter of the match in Perth.

“He complained of some hamstring soreness/tightness at the start of the final quarter,” Joyce said. 

“He’s a young kid so we wrapped him up. We scanned him, and it’s come back that he’s got a really low-grade strain.”

Injury List - July 10

Toby Greene Foot Test
Daniel Lloyd Knee Test
Brett Deledio Calf Test
Jacob Hopper Calf Test
Harry Perryman Hamstring 2-4 weeks
Tom Scully Ankle TBC
Zac Williams Achilles TBC
Will Setterfield Knee Season
Jon Patton Knee Season
Lachie Tiziani Knee Season