A water skiing accident near Mannum left Port Adelaide Power’s seasoned midfielder and captaincy contender, Ollie Wines, ‘likely’ benched early in the 2019 season.
Wines dislocated his rightsholder on Saturday while being towed behind a speedboat, and while the surgery for the injury was ‘routine’, recovery time was expected to exceed Round 1 – at a minimum.
“He’s had a history of being able to push through pain in his rehab and his body responds well,” he said.
“We’ll take the next couple of weeks to let Ollie recuperate then we’ll make some decisions on when he comes back from there.”
Wines underwent an arthroscope early this morning,
While the offseason injury has put a damper Wine’s preseason, Davies says the injury could of been much
“It’s probably the best outcome we could’ve hoped for based on the fact he dislocated his shoulder,” he said.
If a reconstruction was required, Wines could have been out for
“He was fortunate to be seen at a hospital at Mannum pretty quickly and the guys were able to get it back in in a relatively routine-type fashion.”
Wines had been an adequate wakeboarder and water-skier since the age of six and
“It was an unfortunate incident and hopefully I can get it repaired pretty quick,” Wines told Channel Ten.