Port’s Horne-Francis has leg surgery

Boom Port Adelaide rookie Jason Horne-Francis underwent surgery to fix an artery problem behind his knees.

Power said on Friday they were aware of the problem before signing Horne-Francis earlier this month in a mega AFL swap deal involving four clubs.

They also expect the midfielder to be ready for the start of next season.

The operation involved decompressing the arteries behind the knees.

“When the club agreed to continue Jason during the exchange period, we were informed that he was suffering from persistent, sometimes debilitating pain in his calves and feet throughout the 2022 season,” said Port Medical Services Chief Tim O ‘Leary.

“Our subsequent investigation revealed that she had severe compression of the arteries in the back of her knees, causing blood flow down her legs to be blocked.

“After consulting numerous specialists … we have decided that it is best for Jason’s health and his ongoing football performance that he should undergo surgery now to release the pressure on his arteries and restore normal blood flow to his lower legs. legs.

“Now he is recovering well … with the aim of being ready to play in the opening of the 2023 season”.

Horne-Francis, the number 1 pick in the 2021 draft, has played 17 games this season for North Melbourne.

He then stuns the kangaroos by asking the port to trade.

“It was tough and there were challenges throughout the year. And for my part, I probably didn’t do everything right either, “Horne-Francis said after returning to his hometown.

“As an 18 year old boy leaving home for Melbourne, it was tough and I didn’t do everything right. I think this will help me to move forward ”.

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