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Suns' Rory Thompson out for AFL season

Rory Thompson, due to take the load of departed defender Steven May, will be a big loss for the Suns this season after rupturing his ACL at training on Friday.

Suns' Rory Thompson out for AFL season

Rory Thompson, due to take the load of departed defender Steven May, will be a big loss for the Suns this season after rupturing his ACL at training on Friday.

RORY THOMPSON of the Suns takes a mark over Tom Hawkins of the Cats during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Geelong Cats at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.
RORY THOMPSON of the Suns takes a mark over Tom Hawkins of the Cats during the AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Geelong Cats at Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia. Picture:Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Gold Coast defender Rory Thompson will miss the entire 2019 AFL season after scans confirmed he ruptured his ACL at training on Friday.

It is a major blow for the Suns, with Thompson set to fill the void in defence left by departed former co-captain Steven May.


"After playing 17 games last season and having some great consistency throughout the pre-season we were looking forward to Rory playing a key role for the club down back this year," football manager Jon Haines said.

"As an entire club, we'll make sure we get behind Rory to help him get through the next 12 months."

His injury follows that of speedy forward Sean Lemmens, who will miss up to eight weeks with an ankle injury sustained in the final minute of last weekend's win against Western Bulldogs.

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