“Obviously Sam’s health remains the club’s number one priority and we will continue to support him throughout this time.”
Speaking after his ordeal, Docherty implored men to learn from his experience and get health checks regularly.
“Obviously hearing the initial diagnosis was a shock, however I feel grateful to have got onto it straight away,” Docherty said.
“Having now had the surgery, I’m grateful to hear that I’m expected to make a full recovery and will be able to resume training in four to six weeks time.
“Talking about our health and wellbeing and ensuring we get regular checks is so important, and I hope to use this as a reminder for others to look after themselves and also to support others who may be going through similar experiences.”
The Blues asked for Docherty and his family to be afforded privacy.
Married at First Sight villain Sam Ball has undergone quite the transformation.
It seems the 27-year-old has made some big changes to his appearance since deactivating his Instagram account back in May.
Gone is the trademark facial hair and deep tan.
Instead, Sam is now sporting a smooth scalp and a much paler complexion.
He posted his new look on his now reactivated Instagram account with the caption: “If you see me less, I’m doing more.”
And from the looks of the photo, it would seem he is “doing more” inside… or at the very least, out of the sun.
Sam looks completely different from his last post – which shows him with his trademark beard and styled hair.
The fitness enthusiast found fame on Married At First Sight in 2018 as Elizabeth Sobinoff’s on-screen husband.
He is best known for causing waves after starting an affair with co-star Ines Basic while the show was filming.
Sam’s new look follows the reality star jumping off social media — and into focussing on his fitness and relationships.
‘I’ve had some amazing life opportunities fall into the palms of my hands, literally, so I’m going to put 110 per cent of my efforts into these opportunities and delete or deactivate Instagram,’ he said in an Instagram video on May 13.
“I don’t need or want Instagram. I don’t make money from it and I certainly at the moment I do not have a business using Instagram for so there’s no need for it currently.
“I’ve got some beautiful relationships at hand and want to put all of my energy into these relationships – I don’t want any distractions so I wish you guys all the best.”
FILE PHOTO: Apr 5, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) reacts while leaving the court after the semifinals of the women’s Final Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament against the Baylor Lady Bears at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
November 3, 2020
New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu underwent an ankle procedure the team called “minor.”
The procedure was done to remove calcified scar tissue.
The No. 1 pick in the 2020 WNBA draft, Ionescu sustained a Grade 3 left ankle sprain in New York’s 84-78 setback to the Atlanta Dream on July 31 — her third game in the league.
“She had a minor ankle procedure to remove a loose bone chip that was irritating a tendon behind her ankle,” said Dr. Martin O’Malley, who performed the procedure on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. “This chip that occurred during her sprain in July, did not involve the ankle joint cartilage surface and we expect a complete recovery. The ligaments she tore during her injury have all completely healed and there was no need for an ankle ligament stabilization procedure.”
Ionescu, 22, said she expects to return at full strength when the league resumes play next year.
“With the long offseason, I am committed to returning in 2021 fully prepared to rejoin my team and jumpstart my WNBA career,” she said. “My rehab has been going very well and I look forward to getting back on the court.”
A 5-foot-11 guard, Ionescu averaged 18.3 points in 26.6 minutes per game for the Liberty before the injury.
A product of Oregon, Ionescu capped a storied collegiate career as the only athlete in NCAA men’s or women’s basketball history to surpass 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. In addition, she notched an NCAA-record 26 career triple-doubles.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says Chris Mayne will do everything he can to play again this AFL season despite the Magpies utility undergoing surgery on a broken cheekbone.
Mayne was flattened by Carlton’s Patrick Cripps in the final quarter of Collingwood’s 24-point win at the Gabba on Sunday, with the big-haired veteran bravely standing firm as the Blues powerhouse flew forward to gather the ball.
Dazed following the incident, the 31-year-old underwent surgery on Monday and is expected to miss up to four weeks.
The Magpies have three home-and-way games left before a likely finals campaign.
“I wouldn’t be counting Mayney out of anything,” Buckley told Fox Footy on Monday night.
“When you put a path in front of him and give him all the facts and the realities, he’s very good at analysing it and charting a path to contribute.
“We don’t know exactly where that’s going to lead him.”
Now sitting sixth, Buckley rated Sunday’s win over Collingwood’s arch-rival as their best performance of the season and said Mayne had given his side plenty of inspiration.
‘The bloke continues to put his body on the line; his teammates love him and he’s not in a good way, he’s a sore boy,” he said on Sunday.
“He’s done it in every one of his actions since he’s come to the club.
“We need to fill that void now, but there’s no doubt that examples like that have his teammates walking taller around him and probably being asked to commit just as he does.”
The Magpies face Brisbane at the Gabba on Friday night, and Buckley is confident they can topple the premiership contenders on their home deck.
FILE PHOTO: Aug 7, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin (71) skates against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period of Eastern Conference qualifications at Scotiabank Arena. Montreal eliminated Pittsburgh with a win. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
August 17, 2020
Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin had surgery on his left elbow Monday and will need three to four weeks of recovery time, the team announced Monday.
The 34-year-old forward should return in time for training camp before the 2020-21 season, which is scheduled to begin in December.
The surgery was performed at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital by the team physician, Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, and Dr. John Fowler of UPMC Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery.
A three-time Stanley Cup winner, Malkin has scored 1,076 points (416 goals, 660 assists) in 907 games over 14 seasons with the Penguins. He won the Hart Trophy in 2011-12 and the Art Ross Trophy in 2008-09 and 2011-12.
In 2019-20, he scored 74 points (25 goals, 49 assists) in 55 games. He had one assist in four games in Pittsburgh’s 3-1 series loss to the Montreal Canadiens in the qualification round earlier this month in Toronto.
Swiss international Pirmin Schwegler is set to return for Western Sydney Wanderers despite being off contract and back in his homeland as his teammates return to training. Doubts lingered whether Western Sydney’s key midfielder would return for the remainder of the A-League season have been quashed on Thursday after the club confirmed Schwegler is set to arrive in a fortnight, despite his contract expiring on May 31.
The former Bundesliga player will return to Australia and undergo 14-days of quarantine in isolation to finish the A-League season on a severely reduced salary, despite having no obligation to do so. Wanderers’ coach Jean-Paul de Marigny says Pirmin indicated his plan to return to Sydney in early July, giving him just enough time to complete his quarantine before the Wanderers’ first game back.
While his return is a huge boost for the Wanderers’ hopes of reaching the finals, the timing of Schwegler’s arrival casts doubt over his condition for the club’s final five games. Due to the mandatory 14-day isolation period, Schwegler will have little preparation with his teammates before games resume.
“Pirmin will probably arrive a little bit later, early July. He has to solve a couple of personal situations. Once that is done, he will be on the plane,” de Marigny said. “He is committed, he wants to finish the season with his teammates, the staff and the club and it’s a credit to him. He is a top pro and a great person.