Famous Port Adelaide goal kicker Jay Schulz has stated himself to have been lucky to recover from serious injuries he sustained after colliding with teammate Justin Westhoff.
It has been reported that the clash between both the teammates during a game against Bulldogs in June, to hit a goal against the opposition led to Schulz sustaining severe abdominal injury.
After the injury during the Round 14, Schulz had to come from the ground. However, he returned to the filed after a short while and completed the game.
Thereafter, certain scans were done at Melbourne hospital, which showed internal bleeding from his bowel. Thus, he was not permitted to play last two games of Power.
The radiologists had decided that Schulz might have to undergo a surgery, but after the final reports of the scans and having a closer look, they found that the bowel had not ruptured, hence there was no need of a surgery and the player was kept in ICU for a night.
Schulz commented on his injury that fortunate enough that his bowel has not ruptured; else he might have been in big trouble.
Recent reports suggest that the player has already made up to the training tracks and is hoping that he will soon be fit enough to play AFL by the end of the season.