Simon Rosa awaits update on broken hand

JUST how many matches Golden Square captain Simon Rosa spends on the sidelines will be known on Tuesday when the football star has a broken hand checked by a specialist.

Rosa was hurt in a collision about the halfway mark of the opening quarter in the Good Friday clash under Kangaroo Flat's lights.

Despite being without their on-field leader and key playmaker, the Bulldogs rallied to beat the Roos by a goal.

Rosa said on Easter Monday the prognosis could vary between two and six weeks.

"At the moment I am feeling okay," Rosa said.

"There is some swelling and bruising, but not much pain."

The worst-case scenario would be surgery.

Rosa has rarely missed a senior game since 2010 when he battled a back injury.

"I have had a good run," he said of being injury-free.

Square has won past five battles for the Bendigo Advertiser premiership cup in the Bendigo Football League.  

It's the battle of the Bulldogs - Golden Square and Gisborne on Anzac Day at Gardiner Reserve.

Although Square will be without Rosa for the fourth round clash, former North Melbourne forward Corey Jones is a chance to play.

Jones has spent the opening three rounds on the sidelines after breaking a cheekbone in a practice match.

Rosa said the match at Gisborne would be another huge test.

"You always know you'be been in a contest at Gisborne."

Square's skipper said confidence within the young group had risen following Friday night's win on Kangaroo Flat's ground.

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