Adelaide defender Brodie Smith has been cleared to play his 200th AFL crippled aft being deed successful the oculus by a play ball.
A "terrible" circular of golf, by Smith's ain admission, was made adjacent worse erstwhile helium was struck by a play shot successful his close oculus aft different subordinate failed to telephone fore.
But aft an assignment with the Crows doc he's acceptable to play his milestone crippled erstwhile Adelaide clash with West Coast astatine Adelaide Oval connected Sunday.
"I putted connected a par three, walked implicit to my container which was adjacent to the green," Smith said.
"And virtually looking down arsenic I took a step, the shot landed conscionable astatine my close ft and came up and deed maine successful the eye.
"No fore telephone from down which was beauteous mediocre by him ... (He) had nary thought that helium had deed me."
Despite the freakish mishap and imaginable for utmost danger, Smith said helium ne'er earnestly worried.
"It deed maine and I wasn't successful immoderate pain, I wasn't seeing stars oregon thing similar that and I finished disconnected the round, which I astir apt shouldn't due to the fact that I played terribly anyway," Smith said.
"But determination was nary interest astir immoderate wounded ... I conscionable had to tick it disconnected with the doc clearly, due to the fact that I walked successful with a large shiner.
"It was a play off, I had to marque definite (coach Matthew Nicks) knew it was connected the play course, determination was nary incident."
Smith, a 2014 All-Australian, said helium was relishing the thought of notching his 200th game.
"It's 1 I've been looking guardant to. (I've got) immoderate videos contiguous from immoderate guys I utilized to play with, truthful that was truly nice, and I deliberation arsenic the week's gone connected I've started to realise however large it is and however overmuch it means to me," Smith said.
"Getting each the tickets for my household and friends that are going to beryllium determination and immoderate bully words from them and however large they deliberation 200 (games) is (has been great). So it's starting to descend successful now, it's a large infinitesimal for maine and truly peculiar for maine and family, truthful (I'm) truly excited."
Adelaide volition beryllium looking to bounce backmost from 3 losses successful succession, to Carlton, Brisbane and Essendon, successful Smith's 200th match.
The Crows fell to the Bombers successful a 63-point loss astatine Docklands Stadium past Friday, registering the club's lowest-ever people successful managing conscionable 21 points.
The rebuilding Crows are sitting 16th, supra Hawthorn and North Melbourne.
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