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Crows' McGovern under injury cloud

Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern will have more medical tests after reporting hamstring soreness.

Crows' McGovern under injury cloud

Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern will have more medical tests after reporting hamstring soreness.

Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern has more hamstring trouble, putting him in doubt for Friday night's AFL preliminary final against Geelong.

The Crows confirmed the injury scare, saying McGovern will undergo further medical tests because of soreness in his left hamstring.


The 22-year-old suffered a right hamstring tear in round three and did not return until round 15.

Adelaide released a short statement on Sunday afternoon.

"Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern will undergo further medical investigation after reporting soreness in his hamstring," they said.

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"The soreness is in the opposite (left) leg and unrelated to the injury McGovern missed 10 games with earlier in the season."

While the Crows will start favourites on Friday night, they are having no luck with injuries and illness through this finals series.

Vice-captain Rory Sloane was forced to sit out their qualifying final win over GWS after having his appendix removed.

Sloane appears certain to return against the Cats.

Defender Brodie Smith needed a season-ending knee reconstruction after he was hurt in the win over the Giants.

The AFL website reported that McGovern pulled up sore on Saturday during Adelaide's closed training session.

McGovern re-signed with the Crows late last month and the three-year deal ties him to the club until at least 2020.

The Crows recruited him with pick No.43 in the 2014 draft and he made an impressive debut last year, playing 23 of their 24 games.

He has played every game since returning from the hamstring injury for a career total of 36.


AAP



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