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Season over for Swan

South Barwon star Will Sexton. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

LUCKLESS South Barwon young gun Will Sexton is facing another extended stint on the sidelines after scans confirmed he sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in last week’s win over St Albans.

Sexton took to social media to confirm the news that his season is over, adding to a horror stretch in which he’s played just 15 games at any level since finishing fifth in Geelong’s VFL best-and-fairest in 2016.

The 22-year-old had played eight of a possible 10 games with the Swans in 2019 after returning from a ruptured ligament in his ankle suffered in the middle of last year.

That followed the majority of his 2017 season being wiped out due t a lipoma (skin lump).

Sexton wrote on Instagram that labelling the last three years as challenging would be an “understatement”.

“Considering footy is all I’ve ever really done, there has definitely been some times where I thought it’d be easier to just leave it be and try and pick up something else,” he wrote.

“In 2017 I even completely stopped going to training and barely watched a game due (to) a complete lack of interest in anything to do with footy. 

“When I hurt my ankle I remember being utterly furious that something had happened again which would push me back even further than I already was from where I wanted to be.

However, this time around seems to be different. Whether it’s because I’m a couple of years older, or because I’ve experienced some tough times already, I’m quite optimistic about what’s ahead.

I’m trying to look at it as the perfect opportunity to dot all the I’s and cross all the t’s so that when I have the chance to return to playing I’m more than ready.”

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My Knee & Me 🤕 On Saturday I ruptured my ACL, one day short of being exactly 1 year after I ruptured a ligament in my ankle, which happened to be just 7 months after I had a lipoma cut out of my abdomen. ———————————————————————— To say it’s been a challenging 3 years would be an understatement. 👎🏼 I’ve managed just 12 out of a possible roughly 40 games and have spent a large proportion of that time doing a whole lot of not much/far less than I’d like. 🗑 ———————————————————————— Considering footy is all I’ve ever really done, there has definitely been some times where I thought it’d be easier to just leave it be and try and pick up something else. In 2017 I even completely stopped going to training and barely watched a game due a complete lack of interest in anything to do with footy. ———————————————————————— When I hurt my ankle I remember being utterly furious that something had happened again which would push me back even further than I already was from where I wanted to be. 🤬 ———————————————————————— However this time around seems to be different. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Whether it’s because I’m a couple of years older, or because I’ve experienced some tough times already, I’m quite optimistic about what’s ahead. 👀 I’m trying to look at it as the perfect opportunity to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s, so that when I have the chance to return to playing I’m more than ready. 👊🏼 ———————————————————————— A big thankyou to everyone that has messaged me already, the support is greatly appreciated! ❤️

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