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Patrick Cripps requiring weekly injections to keep playing through mystery injury


Patrick Cripps is playing hurt.

The Carlton champion is being plagued by a mystery injury that is requiring weekly injections to get him to the start line.

Club sources have confirmed that if it was pre-season rather than in-season then Cripps would be sidelined for a period of 4-6 weeks.

But it’s understood there is no risk of Cripps aggravating the ailment by playing on. Rather, it’s a matter of him playing through discomfort.

Despite Carlton’s winless start to the season, Cripps is said to be in a good space mentally and eager to keep playing despite being less than 100 per cent.


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