Crows milestone man cleared after freakish golf accident


Adelaide defender Brodie Smith has been cleared to play his 2 hundredth AFL recreation after being hit within the eye by a golf ball.

A “horrible” spherical of golf, by Smith’s personal admission, was made even worse when he was struck by a golf ball in his proper eye after one other participant didn’t name fore.

However after an appointment with the Crows physician he is set to play his milestone recreation when Adelaide conflict with West Coast at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

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“I putted on a par three, walked over to my bag which was subsequent to the inexperienced,” Smith stated.

“And actually wanting down as I took a step, the ball landed simply at my proper foot and got here up and hit me within the eye.

“No fore name from behind which was fairly poor by him … (He) had no concept that he had hit me.”

Regardless of the freakish accident and potential for excessive hazard, Smith stated he by no means significantly fearful.

“It hit me and I wasn’t in any ache, I wasn’t seeing stars or something like that and I completed off the spherical, which I most likely should not as a result of I performed terribly anyway,” Smith stated.

“However there was no concern round any harm … I simply needed to tick it off with the doc clearly, as a result of I walked in with an enormous shiner.

“It was a weekend off, I had to ensure (coach Matthew Nicks) knew it was on the golf course, there was no incident.”

Smith, a 2014 All-Australian, stated he was relishing the considered notching his 2 hundredth recreation.

“It is one I have been wanting ahead to. (I’ve acquired) some movies at this time from some guys I used to play with, in order that was very nice, and I feel because the week’s gone on I’ve began to grasp how large it’s and the way a lot it means to me,” Smith stated.

“Getting all of the tickets for my household and buddies which are going to be there and a few good phrases from them and the way large they suppose 200 (video games) is (has been nice). So it is beginning to sink in now, it is a large second for me and actually particular for me and household, so (I am) actually excited.”

Adelaide shall be seeking to bounce again from three losses in succession, to Carlton, Brisbane and Essendon, in Smith’s 2 hundredth match.

The Crows fell to the Bombers in a 63-point loss at Docklands Stadium final Friday, registering the membership’s lowest-ever rating in managing simply 21 factors.

The rebuilding Crows are sitting sixteenth, above Hawthorn and North Melbourne.

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