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SportTom Mitchell breaks his leg at Hawthorn training, Brownlow Medal winner is likely to miss season

11:20  11 january  2019
11:20  11 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

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After completing another record- breaking season , Mitchell won the 2018 Brownlow Medal . This award capped off a season where Mitchell Wikimedia Last year's Brownlow medallist Tom Mitchell is likely to miss the entire 2019 season after being taken to hospital in Melbourne with a broken leg .

Hawthorn has a nightmare start to training in 2019, with Brownlow Medallist Tom Mitchell taken to hospital with a broken leg — the club admits he is likely to miss the entire season .

Tom Mitchell breaks his leg at Hawthorn training, Brownlow Medal winner is likely to miss season© Michael Dodge/Getty Images Last year's Brownlow medallist Tom Mitchell is likely to miss the entire 2019 season after being taken to hospital in Melbourne with a broken leg. Last year's Brownlow medallist Tom Mitchell is likely to miss the entire 2019 season after being taken to hospital in Melbourne with a broken leg.

The 25-year-old suffered the injury during pre-season training this morning at Hawthorn's headquarters at Waverley Park.

An ambulance was driven onto the field and paramedics immobilised Mitchell's leg before taking him to hospital, accompanied by one of the club doctors.

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Hawthorn ’s Brownlow Medal winner Tom Mitchell is likely to miss the entire 2019 season after breaking his leg in a training mishap. The incident occurred during a training drill at Waverley Park, during the Hawks’ first session for the year.

HAWTHORN star Tom Mitchell 's season is likely over after he broke his left leg at training on Do the 2019 Ladder Predictor. Returning in the first session following the Christmas break , the Hawks doctor Michael Makdissi told hawthornfc.com.au it was unclear at this stage what the exact timeline.

"For Tom to suffer an injury like this is incredibly disappointing for both him and our footy club," said the club's general manager of football Graham Wright.

"He will undergo surgery over the weekend, and as a result will most likely miss the 2019 season.

"However, Tom is a very resilient young man and we have no doubt that he will tackle his rehab with the same professionalism and diligence with which he approaches his training."

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Tom Mitchell will likely miss the 2019 AFL season after being rushed to hospital where he will undergo surgery following a freak injury. Giving his acceptance speech on Brownlow Medal night last year, the tireless midfielder was full of praise for his girlfriend Hannah, who changed up his diet.

HAWTHORN star Tom Mitchell 's season is likely over after he broke his left leg at training on Friday morning. The club later confirmed he suffered "He will undergo surgery over the weekend and as a result will most likely miss the 2019 season . "However, Tom is a very resilient young man and

The reigning Brownlow medallist led the league in disposals last season with 848, an average of 35 per game.

Mitchell was the dominant individual player in the league in 2018, finishing four votes clear of his nearest Brownlow rival, Collingwood's Steele Sidebottom.

The inside midfielder averaged more than 16 contested possessions and eight clearances a game, with Mitchell also honoured with the AFL Players Association MVP award.

The injury caps an unfortunate few months for the Hawks' midfielder, however.

Mitchell ruptured the AC joint in his shoulder in Hawthorn's semi-final loss to Melbourne last September, and required surgery.

Friday's training session was the Hawks' first for 2019.

Now the team, which finished fourth on last year's ladder after the home and away rounds, will have to do without its best midfielder when the new season starts against the Crows at Adelaide Oval on March 23.

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