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Caro surprised by Eade’s ‘extraordinary admission’

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The Gold Coast Suns have once again been forced to deal with a ‘disastrous’ run of injuries in 2016.

Gary Ablett, Jaeger O’meara, David Swallow, Michael Rischitelli and many others have spent time on the sidelines.

However it’s the hamstring injury to running defender Adam Saad which Caroline Wilson finds the most interesting.

Saad ‘felt a twinge’ in his hamstring during the warm up ahead of the GWS match in round 8, however Gold Coast ‘took the risk’ in playing him.

The Suns coach Rodney Eade told 6PR on Monday evening that due to the NEAFL playing beforehand, there was nobody to replace Saad.

‘He actually felt a twinge in the warm up and our seconds played before,’ said Eade.

‘So we had no one to replace him, so we thought we’d take a risk and knew that he might go and he did.’

Caroline Wilson was surprised by Eade’s comments.

‘That’s an extraordinary admission by the coach,’ she said on 3AW’s Sports Today program.

The options which Gold Coast faced were to play with just 21 players against the Giants, to ask a player to double up (which had injury risk itself) or to play Saad.

The injury occurred in the third term and he will now spend 3 more weeks on the sidelines, according to the injury list.

Click PLAY to hear Caroline Wilson on the Suns injury woes