Sandhurst injury curse strikes Stagg – again

PREMIERSHIP STAR: Nick Stagg leads his Sandhurst team-mates down the QEO grandstand stairs after they claimed the Bendigo Advertiser Cup. Picture:  GLENN DANIELS
PREMIERSHIP STAR: Nick Stagg leads his Sandhurst team-mates down the QEO grandstand stairs after they claimed the Bendigo Advertiser Cup. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Sandhurst premiership midfielder Nick Stagg could miss the rest of the BFNL season.

After injuring his knee against Kyneton in round four, the Dragons’ spiritual leader made his return to action against Gisborne in the reserves last Saturday.

However, he re-injured his knee and potentially suffered a broken bone in his leg.

“It looks like Staggy could have done more damage to his leg… he’s having scans this week,’’ Sandhurst assistant coach Lee Coghlan said.

“There could be a break in his leg, so it could be a pretty severe injury.

“It’s disappointing for him because he’s always been such an influential part of the senior team and the club.

“Everyone was pretty flat on Saturday because Staggy had done all the hard work and rehab to get back after five or six weeks off.

“He’d been given the green light to play again, so it was really disappointing. We’ve all got our fingers crossed that he can make a late charge to get back at the end of the season.”

Fourth-placed Sandhurst hosts flag favourite Strathfieldsaye at the QEO this Saturday. The Storm won their round one clash by 13 points.

Other BFNL games this week are Maryborough versus Castlemaine and at Princes Park, Eaglehawk hosts South Bendigo at Canterbury Park, Golden Square is at home to Kangaroo Flat and Gisborne plays Kyneton.