St Kilda weapons Tim Membrey and Seb Ross have headed dwelling to locked down Melbourne and can probably miss the Saints’ subsequent AFL sport.
The important thing pair have left the Saints’ interim base in Sydney as a consequence of household causes.
Midfielder Ross and his spouse not too long ago welcomed twin infants, whereas key ahead Membrey’s associate is because of give beginning quickly.
St Kilda are scheduled to play Adelaide in Cairns on Saturday night time and it’s unlikely the duo would be capable of return to the group in time as a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions.
Town of Melbourne is beneath lockdown till a minimum of Thursday night time.
Membrey is main St Kilda’s goal-kicking this 12 months with 18.18, whereas Ross is a two-time best-and-fairest winner and has been in strong kind.
It’s the newest blow for the Saints, who misplaced luckless veteran Jarryn Geary to a dislocated shoulder of their heartbreaking nine-point loss to Sydney on the SCG on Saturday, which noticed final 12 months’s semi-finalists stoop to 5-7.
Out-of-form ahead Max King battled by way of the competition with a again subject.
Livewire ahead Jack Higgins endured a troublesome sport in opposition to the Swans, kicking 1.6, together with lacking essential photographs late within the contest.
St Kilda chief working officer Simon Lethlean mentioned the membership took umbrage with a number of web sites calling the 22-year-old ‘Missy’ Higgins, in reference to the well-known Australian musician.
“Nobody likes younger athletes being scrutinised with negativity, however our job is to place assist round these gamers right here,” Lethlean advised SEN
“I put a name into the AFL, I feel the AFL (Media) noticed match with out us getting concerned to vary the headline yesterday.
“We have got sufficient on our plates up right here to cope with internally and the complexities of being away from dwelling…I suppose we let the media resolve on stability what’s acceptable and what’s not.”