West Coast’s midfielder Elliot Yeo was the first to say it on Tuesday morning.
“We played really bad,” he straight-up told Clairsy & Lisa, adding the Eagles’ second quarter against North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium in particular was “pretty deplorable.”
While it was a shocker, the Roos only won by five points: 12.15 (87) to 12.10 (82).
After wrapping up a forgettable round one, Yeo looked to round two and the chances of overcoming a calf injury he copped in, and get this, the very last minutes of training last week. Ugh.
“Something’s not right here,” he recalled thinking at the time when he felt a pop.
Speaking of injuries, we’re thanking our lucky stars Yeo’s isn’t even close to the sickening one Collingwood’s Jeremy Howe suffered during a collision with Geelong’s Tyson Stengle during Friday night’s clash where he landed heavily.
Howe will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a compound fracture in his forearm.
But Yeo knows exactly what Howe is going through, although the circumstances were a wee bit different.
“It was probably one of the silliest things I’ve ever done.” Yeo said as we all leaned forward to hear the gory details.
“Same break; both bones completely snapped all the way through.”
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