After a dirty bump on Prestia in Saturday’s thrilling clash, Tom STEWART (GEEL, $562 400, 115.5, BE 74) now looks sent for a lengthy suspension. Having been graded as careless conduct, severe impact and high contact by the MRO, Stewart’s looking at a minimum of 3 weeks – with anticipation that the AFL will seek 4+. He’ll be a must have when he returns but at this stage has to be traded out.
*George HEWETT and James SICILY excluded as must haves and Jayden SHORT and Jack CRISP on ownership
If only it were that simple however. The same round Stewart set himself up for suspension, another defender capable of vying for D1 re-entered the fray. He’s got a plurality and often a monopoly on kick ins, soft half back distribution, incredible accumulating ability and in a side permanently under siege. Just this week, on return from injury, he dropped 38 touches, 30 of them kicks and a competition-wide season high 1169 MG for a 153. A impressive positive side of the ledger no doubt. The negative? Two hamstrings this season and an increasingly dire age and injury profile. Y’all know who it is…
As usual, vote and have at it in the comments but also, given Stewart can go at 120 and has the highest DEF ceiling, how, if at all, do you plan on bringing him back in?
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