Walker unsure for subsequent week’s Showdown

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Adelaide might regain Tom Lynch for subsequent Saturday’s Showdown, whereas captain Taylor Walker has an elbow pressure to beat.

Adelaide coach Don Pyke is upbeat that captain Taylor “Tex” Walker can be match for subsequent Saturday’s essential Showdown.

Walker suffered an elbow ligament pressure within the second time period on Friday evening and it proved a turning level within the Crows’ loss to Geelong.

Whereas he performed the sport out, Walker clearly was affected by the damage.

However Pyke is optimistic that Walker is not going to miss the most recent instalment of their fierce rivalry with Port Adelaide.

“We’d hope so – we’ll need to see the way it settles down,” Pyke stated.

“After the sport, he appeared assured.”

Adelaide might additionally regain fellow ahead Tom Lynch from a calf muscle damage.

It’s now 16 years because the Crows received at GMHBA Stadium, however extra importantly they blew an opportunity to doubtlessly break into the highest 4.

“The fact is, the place we sit now (and) dropping this sport, now we have to maintain successful to present ourselves a chance to play finals footy,” Pyke stated.

“It’s so even loss right here or there places you again into the pack and sadly that’s what (Friday evening) does.

“It means we don’t transfer ahead, we keep the place we’re and others in all probability come as much as us.

“The Showdown – one other large sport, they’re at all times large video games.”

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Whereas Cats tall utility Mark Blicavs was hailed for his essential position after he was moved from defence into the ruck, Pyke felt Adelaide’s issues have been extra widespread.

He additionally was impressed with how nicely younger ruckman Reilly O’Brien battled in opposition to Rhys Stanley and Blicavs.

Pyke stated Adelaide misplaced their method within the contest after a robust begin.

“We misplaced some important contests and misplaced area place and within the third quarter, clearances turned a difficulty,” he stated.

“From then, we have been on the again foot.”

Pyke stated he would have a more in-depth have a look at Bryce Gibbs’ sport earlier than making a name on how his return had gone.

Gibbs had a quiet match, however Pyke famous he was removed from the one Crows midfielder to submit low numbers.


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