- Swans co-captain Callum Mills has undergone shoulder surgery
- Follows reported wrestling antics with teammate
- The club described the incident as “extremely disappointing”.
- Mills, 26, could miss start of 2024 AFL season
Sydney Swans co-captain Callum Mills has undergone shoulder surgery after being injured during a post-season drink and could be in doubt for the start of next season. AFL.
The club confirmed the midfielder underwent surgery last week, with the Seven Network reporting Mills was injured during the traditional ‘Mad Monday’ end-of-season celebrations.
And according to SENMills ruptured his rotator cuff and it is believed the 26-year-old was wrestling with teammate Jacob Konstanty when the injury occurred.
Sydney has not set a timetable for Mills’ return, but his recovery will certainly eat into the pre-season, if not the start of the Swans’ 2024 campaign.
“Losing players to injury during the off-season is always disappointing,” Swans football boss Charlie Gardiner said in a statement on Tuesday.
Sydney Swans co-captain Callum Mills has undergone shoulder surgery after being injured during a post-season drink.
The midfielder could be doubtful for the start of the 2024 AFL season in an incident the club described as “extremely disappointing”.
“Callum is our co-captain and an important member of the team. We are extremely disappointed with this injury.
“Callum is also disappointed, as you can imagine, but he is recovering well and will get to work on his rehabilitation straight away.”
This comes after Mills missed most of the 2018 season after breaking his foot in a freak accident.
In May that year, the Swans announced that Mills was throwing an American football with his teammates while returning from a cafe when he tripped and fell.
The 26-year-old has made 155 appearances since his debut in 2016, initially as a halfback before moving to midfield.
Last year’s AFL grand finalist, Sydney finished eighth this season and were knocked out by Carlton in the playoff final.