Two Eagles placed on inactive list
West Coast will have two spots in Wednesday's mid-season rookie draft, with both Jarrod Cameron and Daniel Venables placed on the Eagles inactive list.
Cameron, the younger brother of Brisbane Lions star Charlie suffered an ankle syndesmosis injury last month in the WAFL and will not feature again this season, while Venables has not played an AFL game since May 2019 after suffering a concussion in a match against Melbourne.
The 22 year old continues to be assessed due to his lingering concussion symptoms.
“For the last two years we have had Daniel’s health and wellbeing at the forefront of our minds and that continues to be the case,” Eagles general manager Craig Vozzo said.
“He has assimilated back into training this year, but the medical panel review is the next important step. Unfortunately that has been deferred because of the COVID situation in Melbourne.”
Cameron meanwhile had been waiting on scans on his syndesmosis/ankle injury before a call could be made on his future.
“After getting himself back into good condition following an injury-interrupted first part of the season, Jarrod has unfortunately suffered a significant ankle injury,” Vozzo said.
“Following discussions with our medical staff, Jarrod and his management, we have also placed him on the inactive list and we will concentrate on his recovery over the remainder of the season.”
The decision comes the day before the mid-season rookie draft, allowing West Coast to take two players to add to their list.
Fremantle confirmed on Monday that they would not participate in the draft, despite having Sam Sturt and Heath Chapman ruled for the season with knee and shoulder injuries respectively.
More than 600 footballers across Australia have nominated for the Mid-Season Draft, with up to 27 picks to be utilised on Wednesday.
IMAGE: Victor Harbor Times.