South Rovers suffer several injuries in win against Allansford

Limping Lions: Nathan Krepp is one of several South Rovers players likely to miss a number of weeks on the sidelines due to injury. Picture: Morgan Hancock.
Limping Lions: Nathan Krepp is one of several South Rovers players likely to miss a number of weeks on the sidelines due to injury. Picture: Morgan Hancock.

Injuries could derail South Rovers’ bid to play finals football.

The Lions, who are clinging to fifth spot on the ladder, recorded a 20-point victory against Allansford, but it came at a major cost.

Josh Brown’s season looks over after injuring his shoulder.

Nathan Krepp (shoulder) and Kerry Tarbolton (nose) could also miss a number of weeks.

Coach Adam Matheson said he was waiting on further results but said the outlook was not great.

“Josh Brown might be the season, he is going to see a surgeon on Monday,” he said.

“That's an early call, but he has had trouble with his shoulder before and an operation in pre-season.

“So you put player well-being ahead of anything and look after them.

“Kreppy’s is his shoulder which he carried in from last week. Not quite sure with him, might need one or two weeks.

“He will see someone and we will go from there. But we won’t be risking any players.

“And Kerry Tarbolton had a head clash, we think he might have broken his nose. So he will probably miss two or three.”

Matheson said the long injury list was not ideal but added that they were a part of football.

"It was a tough day at the office," he said.

"We only finished with 16 healthy players, we had 17 on the ground, but we were pretty batted and bruised.

"They were just footballing injuries, nothing untoward.

"But unfortunately they all occurred in one day for us."

Allansford reported no injuries from the loss.