Injury blow thwarts Hoy recall

Warrnambool premiership player Liam Hoy’s senior promotion is on hold after he injured his shoulder on Saturday.

Warrnambool premiership player Liam Hoy’s senior promotion is on hold after he injured his shoulder on Saturday.

PROMISING Warrnambool footballer Liam Hoy’s quest for a senior recall has hit another hurdle.

Hoy injured his left shoulder in the Blues’ 21-point under 18½ win against Port Fairy at Reid Oval on Saturday.

The former North Ballarat Rebel said his diagnosis was better than first thought and was hopeful his latest injury setback would only sideline him for a couple of weeks.

“I went to the hospital because I was in so much pain after it happened but the AC joint is all clear,” Hoy said.

“I will see the therapist and after that I will be in the gym and keep strength in it and will keep running too.

“I was playing my best game of the year (when it happened) too so it was a bit unfortunate.”

Hoy has played six games for the Blues’ under 18½ side after overcoming osteitis pubis,  which threatened to end his 2014 season before it began.

The Rebels placed Hoy, who was in their 2013 leadership group as a bottom-age player, on their long-term injury list when they announced their squad in March.

He was hopeful of finding form in the Hampden league before earning a TAC Cup recall.

Hoy said his injury run this season had been “pretty frustrating”.

“It (the osteitis pubis) is all gone now so it’s even more frustrating,” he said. “At the start of the year I couldn’t run and now I am in form and have done my shoulder.”

The two-time Warrnambool senior premiership player said Blues coach Scott Carter was pleased with his form in the juniors before his latest injury hiccup.

Warrnambool, undefeated after eight rounds, plays Hamilton Kangaroos at Melville Oval on Saturday.

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