Max King has joined St Kilda’s lengthy checklist of AFL round one absentees after the main forward was once concussed by a stray golf ball.
The Saints confirmed King, 20, had been a long way from the membership on Thursday afternoon when he was once struck within the top by a golf ball and was once later confirmed to private gentle concussion symptoms.
In line with the AFL’s most new concussion protocols, King is required to use no decrease than 12 days on the sidelines, ruling him out of the Saints’ round one conflict with GWS.
“Or no longer it’s obviously a blow to lose Max for round one, nonetheless participant health and wellbeing – particularly when it comes to concussion – is paramount,” chief working officer Simon Lethlean mentioned.
“We will continue to music Max over the subsequent week and take every measure compulsory to verify he’s on music for round two.”
St Kilda will additionally be with out Brad Crouch (suspension), Dan Hannebery (calf), James Frawley (hamstring), Jarryn Geary (leg), Rowan Marshall (foot), Paddy Ryder (private bound away) and Ben Paton (leg) towards the Giants, even though Zak Jones is anticipated to get better from a hamstring damage in time.
A former No.4 draft employ, King booted 22 dreams in 18 games in his debut season in 2020.
He passed over the 2019 after struggling an ACL dawdle in his draft 365 days.