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Finger harm to sideline Crows’ Sloane

Adelaide concern captain Rory Sloane’s AFL season could possibly be over after he suffered a finger harm in Sunday’s 10-point defeat to Carlton.

Sloane had 23 disposals and 4 tackles in a sometimes hard-working show towards the Blues at Marvel Stadium.

However coach Matthew Nicks later revealed the powerful midfielder has a “high-grade tendon harm” in a finger.

“Fingers crossed on that however to be sincere we’re a bit involved,” Nicks stated.

“We had one other participant with the same harm earlier within the 12 months – Lochie Gollant – and he missed a fairly substantial period of time.

“We’re not precisely positive but, we’ll need to get that scanned and checked out, but it surely seems like there is a risk that we might miss (Sloane) for some time.”

Crows teen Gollant had surgical procedure in March and was sidelined for about two months.

The same restoration time-frame for Sloane may see the 31-year-old placed on ice in preparation for 2022.

“That is the concern in the mean time if it’s the identical harm,” Nicks stated.

“It is a type of accidents that takes time.

“He is an unimaginable chief on-field so we cannot leap to that conclusion but, however we’ll wait and see what comes of it.”

Sloane managed simply 12 video games final 12 months and spent a number of weeks on the sidelines due to a fractured hand.

The Crows (5-9) sit 14th and are out of finals competition forward of their assembly with flag contenders Brisbane in spherical 16.

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