A famous-looking knee injury to Cam Rayner has overshadowed Brisbane’s 28-level win in Monday’s AFL pre-season match against Gold Soar.
The 2017 No.1 draft purchase suffered a suspected ACL injury halfway thru the 2d-quarter of the Lions’ 18.9 (117) to 13.11 (89) win over their Queensland rivals.
Rayner collapsed in agony after jarring his correct knee before limping off the self-discipline in tears.
The 21-year-long-established will occupy scans on Tuesday however Lions coach Chris Fagan mentioned the suspicion is Rayner has suffered a season-ending ACL injury.
“I noticed it happen, I idea that is an ACL. That’s what our physios deem,” Fagan mentioned.
“Clearly we must discover scans and all that performed however that is the fashion it is this time which is a proper pity.
“I reckon he modified into as soon as about to take off, Cam Rayner, as a participant. He’s had a such a factual pre-season … so it is disappointing for him that this has came about.”
Rayner’s heartbreak regarded as if it would spark his teammates to life as they ran over the Suns in the 2d half of Monday’s sport.
Trailing by 23 aspects on the famous fracture, the Lions piled on 7.8 in the third term to flip that deficit proper into a 25-level lead going into the ideal quarter.
Key recruit Joe Daniher performed the sport with three targets, with small forward Charlie Cameron topping the goalscoring for the Lions with four majors.
Zac Bailey, Dayne Zorko and Tom Fullarton moreover kick a couple of majors for the guests with two targets apiece.
The Suns dominated the hole half, with Sam Day and Alex Sexton having three targets every by halftime.
Sexton performed the sport with six majors while Day (three) and Ben King (two) were the diversified a couple of goalkickers for the Suns.
The Lions, having kicked the ideal purpose of the 2d quarter, booted 11 unanswered targets before King found the Suns’ first famous of the 2d half in the fourth quarter.
Gun baby Matt Rowell obtained thru all four quarters to expose he’s ready to make his extraordinary-anticipated return to the AFL when the Suns begin their season in Perth against West Soar.
The 19-year-long-established performed with 20 possessions and 7 clearances.
Suns midfielder Brandon Ellis topped the disposals depend with 31 touches, one earlier than Touk Miller.
Jarrod Berry modified into as soon as the leading possession-getter for the Lions with 28 touches while Brownlow Medallist Lachie Neale performed with 25 touches after having fun with a key role in Brisbane’s 2d-half revival.
Suns coach Stuart Dew mentioned his crew’s Jekyll and Hyde performance would give his coaching workers plenty to work with heading into subsequent weekend’s clash with the Eagles.
“Or no longer it is a factual example for us to occupy a discover at it as soon as we’re at our very best and as soon as we let the opposition help in,” Dew mentioned.
“Clearly a quality aspect, in the occasion you begin the gate one stir they’ll reach straight thru it and that’s what came about.
“Impartial bit to work on however moreover some proper positives for us.”
Whereas the Suns face the Eagles in round one, Brisbane begin their campaign at dwelling against Sydney.