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McMahon joins Saints’ injury list

Hayden McMahon in action for St Mary’s in 2019. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

HAYDEN McMahon will undergo surgery in the next 48 hours after suffering a displaced collarbone in St Mary’s23-point win over South Barwon at McDonald Reserve.

The 2019 premiership star was playing his first senior match of the season following four outings in the reserves after coming off a late finish to the local cricket season with GCA club East Belmont.

“Unfortunately for him, after he kicked the footy, he got cleaned up, and he’s displaced his collarbone,” co-coach Travis Robertson said.

“We’ve seen the x-rays, and it’s pretty bad.

“He’ll have surgery Monday night or Tuesday.”

Robertson says McMahon is facing at least 9-10 weeks on the sidelines.

“So there is a chance for him to play footy at the end of the year,” he said.

“Hopefully, everything goes well with the surgery, and we look at the rehab from there.”

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Not for the first time this year, the reigning premier ended a match without a bench.

Jono Arcoraci (ankle), Harry Kol (hamstring) and Darcy Chirgwin (foot) all failed to see out the contest.

Robertson says Chrigwin will need an x-ray to confirm the severity of his injury.

“It’s a really funny season, isn’t it?” Robertson said. “Most clubs have got really long injury lists.

“On the weekend, we were getting towards the shorter end of our player availability in the reserves.

“And the injuries are long-term.”

Despite missing key players, the Saints have managed to stay unbeaten through the first month of the season.

“It was a great day for the footy club yesterday; we got two good wins over a pretty competitive footy club,” Robertson said.

“We’re hanging in there. We’re smack bang in the middle of a really important month that can set our season up – we’ve got Newtown next week and Colac after that.

“We’re rapt with where we’re at.”

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