Good news on Pert injury
Publication: The Age
Section: Sport Age
Collingwood was cheered to learn last night that full-back Gary Pert has
received no damage to the cruciate ligament in his knee, and could be playing
again within six weeks.
It was feared that Pert, who injured himself while taking a mark against St
Kilda last Saturday, would miss the rest of the season.
``It's better than we thought," said Collingwood's Dr Shane Conway last
``An MRI scan showed a partial tear of the lateral ligament, and probably a
small tear of the lateral cartilage. But there's no cruciate ligament damage."
ST KILDA is confident of having state ruck-rover Robert Harvey back in action
against Fitzroy at Waverley Park on Sunday.
Harvey has not played since straining his hamstring against Brisbane in round
But Geelong again appears certain to be without centre half-forward Barry
Stoneham (thigh injury) on Saturday when it meets Richmond at Kardinia Park.
STAN WITTMAN, the last surviving member of Melbourne's 1926 premiership team,
died on Saturday, aged 92. Wittman played 113 games for the Demons as a