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Hawk Mitchell determined to return to AFL

A day after his horrific training accident, Brownlow Medallist Tom Mitchell has gone on social media to say he will overcome the injury and return to the AFL.

Hawk Mitchell determined to return to AFL

A day after his horrific training accident, Brownlow Medallist Tom Mitchell has gone on social media to say he will overcome the injury and return to the AFL.

TOM MITCHELL of the Hawks in action during the 2018 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.
TOM MITCHELL of the Hawks in action during the 2018 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Collingwood Magpies at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia. Picture:Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images

Brownlow Medallist Tom Mitchell is upbeat about his AFL future, as he recovers from a serious leg injury.

The Hawthorn star has undergone surgery after an horrific training accident on Friday, where he broke the two bones in his lower left leg.


On Saturday, a smiling Mitchell posted a photo on Instagram of himself in his hospital bed.

"I am overwhelmed by the amount of visitors and kind messages I have received," Mitchell said.

"I am grateful for all of the support I have around me - my partner, my family and friends, my team mates, the medical team, the football club and our supporters.

"The highs and lows can change in a second but I am up for another challenge and will be back out there in no time."

Hawthorn are resigned to most likely losing their star onballer for this season, but are also confident he will make a full recovery.

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