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Wednesday, October 22 2014 @ 03:17 PM ACDT

Shem Shelved for 2014

OceaniaNZ’s Shem Tatupu, one of Hawthorn’s International Rookies, will miss the remainder of the season with stress fractures in his foot.

General Manager – Football Operations Chris Fagan confirmed the the key forward/ruckman prospect felt soreness in his foot at a training session a few weeks ago.

Tatupu was sent for scans, which revealed stress fractures that will force him onto the sidelines for the rest of the season.

“We had some X-rays and scans on that that turned out to be stress fractures, which have required surgery,” Fagan said.

“That means, unfortunately that he’ll be out for the rest of the season.”

It is the same injury in which the Kiwi suffered last year that saw him spend most of the pre-season in rehab.

Fagan said it was disappointing for the 18 year old to have to spend more time out of the game he’s still learning.

For now, Tatupu will be spending time with the coaches to continue to learn and develop his AFL skills.

“Hopefully he’ll make the most of this time and when he returns next year, he can have a real impact.”

For more see:- http://www.hawthornfc.com.au/news/201...the-season
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Shem Tatupu highlights
Authored by: Michael Christiansen on Tuesday, August 05 2014 @ 09:27 AM ACST
Shem for Box Hill Hawks development side (VFL ressies) - highlights from back in June http://www.hawthornfc.com.au/video/20...ighlights-
Shem stats
Authored by: Michael Christiansen on Tuesday, August 05 2014 @ 10:25 AM ACST

btw - Shem listed with 4 games for Box Hill Hawks dev squad - 3 goals and twice in the best.
Kurt Heatherley has had 8 games in the Box Hill Hawks snrs, and had an injury back in June and has played 3 games more recently in the dev't side.