Potential No. 1 pick in this year’s draft Elijah Hollands has ruptured his ACL, according to AFL.com.au’s draft expert Callum Twomey.
The youngster went down with the injury at training on Tuesday and will likely miss the rest of his draft year.
Unfortunately it has been confirmed that Hollands ruptured his left ACL yesterday. A shame for him, and clubs and watchers who were looking forward to him playing this year (especially as a non-Academy player) but his performances as a bottom-ager will hold him in good stead.
— Callum Twomey (@CalTwomey) February 26, 2020
Hollands is a powerful midfielder-forward with a long kick and smarts around goal.
The 18-year old plays for the Murray Bushrangers in the NAB League and also represented Vic Country as a bottom age player on last year’s Under-18 National Championships.
He is the son of former Tiger Hollands, who played eight games for the club in 1999.