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Setback for Bruhn

Geelong Falcons star Tanner Bruhn at Vic Country training in January. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

AFL draft prospect Tanner Bruhn will have knee surgery next week after suffering a minor tear to the meniscus in the same knee that caused him to miss the majority of the 2019 season.

The Geelong Falcon is scheduled to go under the knife on Monday with highly-regarded surgeon Julian Feller – who operated on Bruhn early last year – to perform the surgery on the 17-year-old.

Bruhn underwent scans after pulling up sore during last month’s Vic Country Academy camp in Geelong which confirmed the tear.

“It won’t be much of a setback; maybe 3-5 weeks,” he said.

“I could have probably gone on through the season, but with the risk of it blowing up again it was decided to have the surgery.”

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Bruhn says it is frustrating to make a delayed start to 2020 after playing just a handful of matches across the Falcons and Geelong Grammar last year.

“Getting into pre-season I was feeling pretty good back at 100 per cent,” he said.

“Just another little setback, but it will be fine.

“If there’s any best time to do it, I guess it’s now at the start of the season.

“We’ll get in and get it done Monday and hopefully I’m back in no time.”

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