Former Melbourne captain Garry Lyon believes Casey Fields is contributing to the skill demise of the Demons.
Casey Fields is a ground known for strong winds that make football conditions difficult.
A VFL game that took place at the venue between Casey and Geelong on Saturday saw Cats duo Zach Guthrie and Nathan Kreuger both carried off the ground with serious leg injuries.
Geelong has officially raised concerns with the league about the state of the wet and soft surface, and it is understood that other clubs have have had issues with it as well.
Melbourne’s AFL side trains at Gosch’s Paddock while its VFL side trains at Casey Fields.
When senior listed players play VFL, they train at the venue, which is why Lyon is concerned.
“It was in a horrible state on the weekend,” he told SEN Breakfast.
“A couple of Geelong players got injured. It was a cow paddock. The actual surface was deplorable.
“The wind out there is cyclonic most of the time.
“How can you contribute your best young talent from a skill point of view if you’re continually playing footy in a wind tunnel?”
Earlier this year, Melbourne midfielder Jay Kennedy-Harris was stretchered off Casey Fields with a serious leg injury in a JLT Community Series match against Brisbane in March.
He was sidelined for 11 weeks after suffering a severe hyperextension of his knee and is currently playing in the VFL.
The next match at the venue will see Casey’s VFLW side take on the Darebin Falcons on Sunday August 4.
Hear Garry Lyon discuss the state of Casey Fields in the player below: Former Melbourne captain Garry Lyon believes Casey Fields is contributing to the skill demise of the Demons.