AFL 2024; Injured star Callum Mills to be Sydney Swans solo captain


Callum Mills gained’t play for the Sydney Swans till at the least the second half of the AFL season after struggling a critical shoulder damage throughout some low season hijinks with teammates which rocked the membership.

However not sufficient for his or her religion within the celebrity All Australian to be impacted, with the Swans confirming Mills can be the membership’s solo captain in 2024.

It’s a shocking present of assist from the Swans within the 26-year-old who has been sharing the captaincy duties with Dane Rampe and Luke Parker who had been golf equipment chief since 2019.

Mills, who has performed 155-games for the Swans, was first elevated to co-captain alongside the duo in 2022 and can now take the position solo, regardless of his taking part in return remaining unclear having torn his rotator cuff whereas wrestling teammate Jacob Konstanty at a Surry Hills pub in September.

Final week teammate Isaac Heeney mentioned Mills, who’s already collaborating in non-contact drills and lifting weights together with his surgically repaired shoulder, was “dominating rehab”, exhibiting his management qualities.

“He’s one of many hardest folks I’ve ever met, top-of-the-line leaders I’ve met,” Isaac Heeney mentioned final week.

“For him to do what he’s accomplished at such a younger age and are available by means of, I suppose that is just a bit hurdle and it’s gonna make him a greater particular person, higher participant.

“He’s dominating his rehab and it’ll be good to have him again as a result of he’ll come again a stronger and higher particular person.”

Mills mentioned it was an “absolute honour” to be the membership’s lone captain.

“I grew up as a Swans supporter and am a proud New South Welshman, so having the chance to steer this nice membership is just not misplaced on me,” he mentioned.

“I’ve totally loved co-captaining with Dane and Luke, their management has formed the membership to what it’s at present and I’ll nonetheless be studying from them going ahead.

“I can’t wait to get again to full health and run out with my teammates to the roar of an SCG crowd.”

It’s probably the members of the but to be introduced prolonged management group would captain the facet on a rotating foundation till Mills returns.

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