Greater Western Sydney co-captain Callan Ward is on crutches after appearing to suffer a serious knee injury in the first quarter of the match against Geelong at GMHBA Stadium.
Ward was playing in his first game for the season when his left knee appeared to buckle under him as he tried to evade a tackle from Cats’ champion Gary Ablett just seven minutes into the first quarter.
He made his way down to the rooms after the injury but soon reappeared on crutches and made his way to the bench where he was very emotional.
Ward strained the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee in the pre-season and was a huge inclusion for the Giants as they looked to win their first game at GMHBA Stadium.
One of the most respected players in the game he has played at least 20 games a season since 2011 and has been placed in the club’s best and fairest every season since they came into the competition, having won the award in 2012.
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