WARRNAMBOOL footballer Kurt Lenehan says he’ll carry water or be a runner if the Blues need after a serious injury all but ended his season.
The small forward was due to play his 100th Hampden league senior game on Saturday but is now nursing a fractured wrist sustained in the Blues’ thrilling win over North Warrnambool Eagles.
It’s the second injury setback Lenehan has endured in 2018.
He missed four matches mid-season with broken ribs.
Lenehan, 27, said it was disappointing his latest injury would rule him out of the Blues’ finals quest.
The Brauer College sports co-ordinator is wearing a cast but does not require surgery.
“It’s a bit of a shame but it’s one of those things in football, it’s unpredictable,” he said.
“I found out yesterday (Sunday). I went up to the hospital for further scans which confirmed a fracture in the wrist.
“Without going to a specialist (yet) to get a timeline, they’re generally four to six weeks.
“If we go deep into finals I may be back but it’s probably season over unfortunately.”
Lenehan, who returned to football this season after a year away from the sport, started the Blues’ campaign in defence.
He moved into attack when he returned from his broken ribs.
“Personally it’s disappointing (to be out again) but the team is going well the last couple of months,” Lenehan said of fifth-placed Warrnambool.
“I’ll definitely go along and support each game and wherever I can help, I’ll help, running water or help if they’re short on runners or if it means sitting on the sidelines cheering them on.”
Warrnambool coach Matt O’Brien said Lenehan would leave a hole in the Blues’ best 21.
“He plays a crumbing forward role and is really creative with how he uses the ball and puts the pressure on,” he said.
“Short-term we’re hoping we’ll have Matt Schnerring (come in) because the TAC Cup has the bye but long-term we’ll have to find a replacement.”
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