Matthew Rowell
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Slated to return
MGold Coast Suns
June 7, 2021
Rowell (knee) will return for the Round 13 matchup against Fremantle on Saturday, 7 AFL reports.
ANALYSIS
Rowell has been sidelined since mid-March due to a PCL injury, but he'll return after an absence of just under three months. He appeared Gold Coast's Round 1 loss and recorded four disposals and three kicks.
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Diagnosed with PCL injury
MGold Coast Suns
Knee
March 22, 2021
Rowell has been diagnosed with a PCL injury, 7 AFL reports.
ANALYSIS
Rowell suffered a knee injury during Sunday's Round 1 loss to West Coast and was officially diagnosed with a PCL injury Tuesday. While the injury is serious, the Suns expect that he'll be available at some point later in the season.
Suffers Serious Knee Injury in Defeat
MGold Coast Suns
Knee
March 21, 2021
Rowell suffered "an apparently serious knee injury" early in a 83-58 Round One loss to West Coast on Sunday, the Autralian Broadcast Corporation reports.
ANALYSIS
Rowell ended up on crutches and in a knee brace after coming down hard on his left knee on a tackle by Zac Langdon early in Sunday's match. Suns head coach Stuart Dew noted that though he believed the injury was "not serious, serious," the 20 year-old midfielder will mostly likely miss at least a few weeks. The news comes on the heels of a 2020 rookie season in which Rowell missed a large part of the season to a shoulder injury.
Expected to miss three months
MGold Coast Suns
Shoulder
July 7, 2020
Rowell has been sent in for surgery on his dislocated shoulder and is expected to miss at least the next three months, according to Josh Cheadle of the team website.
ANALYSIS
Rowell is dealing with the first major injury of his young career, and it couldn't come at a worse time for a climbing Suns squad. No timetable has been confirmed, but surgery usually requires at least three months of rehabilitation even before training begins.
Dislocated shoulder confirmed
MGold Coast Suns
Shoulder
July 5, 2020
Rowell underwent scans on his shoulder injury which revealed a dislocation, Jon Ralph of the Herald Sun reports.
ANALYSIS
The Suns have not yet confirmed whether Rowell will need to undergo immediate surgery to facilitate recovery from his dislocation, but if a procedure is required, it would likely spell an end to the 19-year-old's season. Even if Rowell is able to avoid surgery, he'll likely be sidelined for multiple weeks while he recovers from the dislocated shoulder.
Hurts shoulder in loss
MGold Coast Suns
Shoulder
July 4, 2020
Rowell suffered a shoulder injury that forced him to leave in the first quarter of Saturday's 89-52 loss to Geelong.
ANALYSIS
Rowell ended up sitting on the bench with his arm in a sling after suffering the knock. Further scans during the week will reveal the seriousness of the injury, and fellow youngster Noah Anderson could play a bigger role if Rowell is out for an extended period of time.