Injured Robertson pulls out; for now



FRENCHVILLE centre midfielder Kenny Robertson is not willing to risk further injury in a pre-season competition.

Robertson only lasted five minutes into Frenchville's 3-0 win over Bluebirds at Ryan Park in their Len Laver Rose Ball pre-season round two clash on Saturday night.

The 21-year-old went in for his first tackle when he injured his knee.

"I stuck my foot out and he went to smack it,'' Robertson said.

"I must have twisted my knee ? it's still a bit hard to walk.''

The young centre midfielder did not feel any pain initially, icing the knee, but once he had cooled down the pain kicked in.

Robertson is uncertain of the damage, not even sure if he will see a doctor this week with possible work commitments in Blackwater.

"I'll probably miss the next couple of games,'' Robertson said.

"If it's a bit sore I'm not going to risk it, not playing preseason.''

Despite the early setback Frenchville coach Wayne Rowland was still pleased with his team's efforts, a team which was without Clayton Rowland, Michael Cardillo and Michael Hickey.

"I'm running with the bare 11,'' Rowland said.

"For the team we had out there they had a good game.''

Cardillo will return for tomorrow night's game against Nerimbera.

Rowland is also not overly concerned about playing two games in the space of four days.

"It's either play a game or do fitness training ? they might as well play,'' Rowland said.

Frenchville remain unbeaten after two rounds.



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