In less than four months, Greater Sydney will be given patriotic Phil Davis whenever he needs to decide his future after the second shocking hamstring injury.
During last weekend’s match against Port Adelaide, Davis left “screaming anxiously.”
The game stopped when the medical staff helped the 31-year-old off the field.
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On Monday, Scan confirmed the worst for Davis – his season after his chest was amputated.
GSS coach Mark McWay said it was “heartbreaking” to see Sincotako after Davis missed 13 weeks with a “significant” hamstring injury to his other leg earlier this year.
On the AFL360, he said:
“We know his level of professionalism has seen me play football like everyone else.
“He worked very hard to get to this point, and unfortunately this happened on the other hammer line. This makes it difficult.
The club told Davis it was “crowded” and promised to seek expert advice on better renovations in the future.
Macvey Davis – the co-founder of the Giants – says he will have surgery on his future in the post-season.
“He has a contract for next year, so we know there are some decisions to be made.
“In the end, I think that decision has the dignity and the right to decide what he wants to do last season.
“I think the club will sit down with him and see where he wants to go.
He is a very intelligent person, he thinks about the game, he thinks about his life after football and what he looks like.
Davis played 174 games for GWS before the Giants’ first 2012 season in Adelaide.
However, the injury has hampered his last three campaigns, with 2020 being short after 10 rounds, missing 11 weeks in 2021 and now limited to five games due to a hamstring injury.
He also missed the big games between 2013 and 2015 due to injury.
“He is, of course, a respected figure in our club, not only internally but also among the great public.
He plays the game the right way, I think.
“It takes time, he recovers, he does the surgery and he evaluates what he is doing and what he looks like.
“We know for sure that we don’t want to make hasty decisions with him and he is a caring person. He is considerate of the future. He sees it in the right light and makes the right decision about what he wants to do.”
“We sit down and work with him.”
Davis played every game during the club’s opening GWS season with two wins.