The Kyabram District Football League game between Rushworth and Violet Town was abandoned on Saturday after Tigers coach Jake Lloyd broke his leg.OLIVER CAFFREY May 19, 2014 3:05am
Rushworth’s horror run continued on Saturday when the Tigers lost playing coach Jake Lloyd to a season-ending ankle injury.
The Tigers’ round seven Kyabram District Football League clash against Violet Town was abandoned after Lloyd broke his leg and dislocated his ankle in the first quarter.
The game at Violet Town Recreation Reserve was halted for almost an hour while Lloyd waited on the field for an ambulance.
Rushworth president Ross Williams said play was stopped for too long for the game to continue.
‘‘He went down just before quarter-time with what we thought was a broken ankle at the time,’’ Williams said.
‘‘He (Lloyd) went to take a chest mark and was tackled around his legs, the umpire gave him a free kick and he stood up to try and take his kick, but he realised pretty quickly he had done something serious.
‘‘His left foot was twisted to one side, so the trainers didn’t want to move him, but it took three-quarters-of-an-hour for the ambulance to get there.
‘‘When you stop a game for half an hour or more, the rules state the game should be abandoned.’’
The Towners were up 5.1 (31) to the Tigers’ 0.2 (2) when the game was called off.
AFL Victoria Country rules state if a match is abandoned before half-time the competing teams take two points each from the game.
Lloyd underwent surgery on his left leg and ankle yesterday.
‘‘I got a call from him on Saturday night and he seemed to be in good spirits, but it will probably all sink home that he will be finished for the year now,’’ Williams said.
Lloyd joins fellow key Tigers Sam Perry (shoulder), Stephen Glenn (knee), Shaun Thompson (knee) and Ben Gill on the sidelines.
Perry and Thompson will miss the rest of the year, while Glenn hopes to be back later in the season after tearing his meniscus.
‘‘We had 20 players unavailable on the weekend through injury and other commitments, but we hope to get a few back after next week’s bye,’’ Williams said.
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