Half-chance Capras young gun will miss full 2014 season
JACOB Langdon has just completed the toughest pre-season of his short career and now the Rockhampton Leagues Club Capras young gun might just have the longest one ahead of him.
Langdon was one of two casualties from the Capras trial match against the Sunshine Coast Falcons at Miriam Vale last weekend and is still uncertain whether he will play rugby league again this season.
He'll be in the stands on Saturday night as the Capras tackle Intrust Super Cup newcomers PNG Hunters.
The young halfback dislocated his right shoulder inside his first five minutes on the field during the Capras' 38-28 loss to the Falcons, possibly ending his 2014 season.
It was the fourth time he had dislocated the shoulder.
"It just popped out. I dislocated it midway through last year and I thought it was alright, but obviously not," said Langdon, who will see Dr South early next month.
"The best is he could say I could be back in a couple of months, but I don't expect him to say that. It's probably just better to bite the bullet and come back next year."
Langdon received the all-clear from the club's physiotherapist a fortnight before the trial and felt confident with it heading into the match.
The Rockhampton Brothers junior had been a standout during the Capras 2014 pre-season, regularly leading the club during conditioning sessions.
The 22-year-old said he'd thoroughly enjoyed his first pre-season under coach Jason Hetherington and strength and conditioning guru Larry McDonald, and hoped to play a part in the Capras' 2014 Intrust Super Cup season.
"It's been really good. I was really excited about having a good year but I guess it wasn't meant to be," Langdon said.
Fellow Brothers junior Daniel Bertucci (knee) was expected to be sidelined for a month.