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23rd August 2017

Featured Player – Timothy Bristow

Last week saw the return on Shark’s forward Tim Bristow. Tim suffered a quadriceps tear in the first minute of our game against East Perth in Round 15. Tim had an interrupted pre-season and irregular season due to ongoing Achille’s tendon issues.

Tim’s rehabilitation for the quadriceps tear involved a staged eccentric strengthening program before making a return to running, kicking and finally resumption of full training load. Quadriceps tears are far less common than hamstring tears. They are usually sustained during sudden deceleration or kicking. Early diagnosis with ultrasound allowed us to plan for Tim’s rehabilitation accordingly, however quadriceps tears are often misdiagnosed as a corked thigh. This is an important injury not to miss, particularly at amateur and junior football level.

Tim made his return to the field 7 weeks after his injury, booting 4 goals and pulling up well through the week. For more information of quadriceps tears, you can read a short blog I posted earlier this week.

Jonathan Tan

Senior Physiotherapist

East Fremantle Football Club


Injury List

Jayden Schofield Calf Test
Alex Newton Lacerated Liver Test
Fraser Daly Quad 2 Weeks
Tom Quaife Hamstring 2 Weeks
Nick Bonomelli Hamstring 2-3 Weeks
Jesse Mirco Hamstring 2-3 Weeks
Matthew Jupp Leg 8-10 Weeks
Jordan Williamson Shoulder Season
Kyle Baskerville Groin Season
Liam Anthony Ankle Season
Stuart Egan Jaw Season
Ryan Lester- Smith ACL Season
Brock O'Brien Hamstring  Season
Brandon Ellis ACL Season
Conor Regan Shoulder Season
Jack Fletcher Shoulder Season
Josef  Hebiton Knee Season
Matthew Burton Sternum/ Clavicular Season 
George Hampson Hamstring Season
Josh Cuneo Hamstring Season
Alex Howson AC Joint Season
Jesse Adamini Groin Season
Lachlan Bailey AC Joint  Season