Frankly, I’m getting sick of reading breathless forum posts by fans who claim to know someone who heard in a bar about someone who knows a bloke in the inner sanctum… The most recent victim of speculation is Scott Lucas, who according to some drongo who rejoices in the name of YKIKAMOOKOW on the BomberBlitz boards is out for 2-3 weeks with a groin injury. Or, in Kevin Sheedy dialect, the flu.
Earlier today someone put a scare through BigFooty saying Chris Judd had broken his collarbone. This situation is only going to get worse until the AFL adopts something similar to the NFL system of publicly announced gradations of health for each player, which must be released ASAP as if they’re corporate announcements to the stock market, and must be accurate on pain of large fines. With the money the AFL continues to take from gambling outlets, it’s only a matter of time before one of these fake rumours blows up in some punter’s face and they take the league to court.