Heartbreak: Imperials’ star Hartlett out for rest of season

Imperials star Adam Hartlett’s football playing  career is in doubt after he sustained another Achilles tendon injury at the weekend against Merbein. Picture: Ben Gross

Imperials star Adam Hartlett’s football playing career is in doubt after he sustained another Achilles tendon injury at the weekend against Merbein. Picture: Ben Gross

IMPERIALS worst fears have been confirmed with coach Adam Hartlett to miss the rest of the season with an Achilles tendon injury.

The former Carlton and West Adelaide big man went down early in the first quarter of his side’s 83-point win over Merbein on Saturday at Kenny Park.

Not being able to help out around home and help with the two kids and stuff like that – yeah it’s just very disappointing ... I need to consider whether I can afford to keep putting my family under this sort pressure for the sake of playing sport on the weekend.

“It’s disappointing I won’t be able to keep playing this season,” Hartlett said yesterday.

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