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Massive injury blow for Nagambie football side

Lakers lose top player to off-the-ball hit in win over Longwood.

CHALPAT SONTI May 21, 2014 3:24am

Mick Shiels gets the ball away against Avenel the previous week.

A serious injury to star midfielder Michael Shiels has marred Nagambie’s 67-point victory at Longwood on Saturday.

Shiels is likely to miss several weeks with a broken jaw after being hit in an off-the-ball incident.

Nagambie coach Linc Sullivan is angry the incident didn’t warrant a report by the umpires, or even a free kick, for what he called ‘‘a pretty low act’’.

‘‘He’d got rid of the footy when it happened,’’ Sullivan said.

‘‘I suppose it’s probably a little bit of frustration on the opposition’s part, they’ve been getting beaten easily and they resort to that. Hopefully it is only a five to six week injury.

‘‘He’s our engine room and our main ball winner.’’


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