Adelaide ahead Shane McAdam’s horror season has continued, with a thigh damage to sideline him for as much as six weeks.
McAdam copped a three-match suspension for tough conduct within the opening spherical and has been out of AFL ranks since.
He picked up the damage within the state league per week in the past, with the Crows now saying he’ll miss between 4 and 6 weeks with a quadricep pressure.
Adelaide journey to play reigning premiers Geelong in Geelong on Saturday as they search to rebound from a one-point loss to Collingwood, described by ruckman Reilly O’Brien because the hardest defeat in his 84 AFL video games.
The Crows led for all however 21 seconds in opposition to the Magpies, who kicked the final three targets to grab victory.
“It sat within the guts fairly badly,” O’Brien informed reporters on Tuesday.
“It is in all probability probably the most disappointing loss I’ve ever been part of when it comes to how flat I felt after the sport and the way flat all of us felt as a collective”
O’Brien stated Adelaide’s match evaluate of the loss triggered some “laborious conversations”.
“We simply went away from the way in which we need to play, in that final quarter specifically,” he stated.
“We did not get it performed across the stoppage and within the contest but in addition have been somewhat bit protected with the ball, after which we did not defend the way in which we’d have preferred.
“We simply fell away from what we needed to do. Our mindset in all probability went a bit too defensive.
“Dropping like that may be very deflating for everybody.
“Up to now we would have (stated) ‘honourable loss’, however we’ve actually gone nicely previous that stage now. We count on to win.”
O’Brien stated the Crows would take that profitable expectation into their journey to Geelong for an away fixture he rated as the toughest within the competitors.
“The nice factor is it is an excellent problem and we love a problem so I am fairly excited for it,” he stated.
“They’re in all probability going to be anticipated to win down there at Kardinia Park.
“However we’ll go in with a mindset of taking it proper as much as them and getting it performed, as a result of we count on to win each week and this week is not any totally different.”
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