Prognosis on Rosa injury delayed

GOLDEN Square captain Simon Rosa is likely to find out Wednesday morning just how long he will spend on the sidelines.

Rosa broke a hand in the Bulldogs victory on Good Friday at Kangaroo Flat.

He is a definite non-starter for the Anzac Day match at Gisborne’s Gardiner Reserve.

Rosa said on Tuesday the scans on his hand were yet to be assessed by a specialist.

The best-case scenario is miss two or three matches, the worst would be five or six.

 The Nick Carter-coached Golden Square faces another big challenge at Gisborne in round four.

Square’s fighting spirit was to the fore as it hit back from a 27-point deficit in the third term to win at Kangaroo Flat.

A star defender throughout Gisborne’s premiership-winning run, Rodney Sharp is yet to be beaten in his first season as the club’s senior coach.

The Bulldogs withstood a spirited fightback from Kyneton to win Friday’s clash by 10 points.

Other BFNL matches on Anzac Day are Castlemaine against Strathfieldsaye, and Kangaroo Flat plays Eaglehawk under the Dower Park lights.

Castlemaine broke its season duck against Maryborough last round.

Storm is on the rebound from an 80-point loss to Sandhurst.

A red-hot Sandhurst is back at the QEO for Saturday’s battle with Maryborough.

The winless Kyneton and South Bendigo clash on Saturday on the Tigers turf.

Bendigo Football League senior ladder: Sandhurst 242 per cent, 12 points; Gisborne 168, 12; Kangaroo Flat 132, 8; Eaglehawk 127, 8; Strathfieldsaye 91, 8; Golden Square 90, 8; Castlemaine 62, 4; Maryborough 71, 0; Kyneton 66, 0; South Bendigo 60, 0.

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