LAVINGTON is in an injury crisis, with key midfielders Sam Harris and Kade Stevens last night joining a fast growing list of sidelined stars.
Harris suffered ligament damage in his ankle after landing awkwardly at training last night and is looking at a month on the sidelines.
Veteran onballer Stevens nicked a calf.
The Panthers are already without Adam Prior, Matt Pendergast, Myles Aalbers and Mitch Palmer for tomorrow’s game against Yarrawonga.
“It’s not ideal,” coach James Saker said.
“Sam was in a lot of pain and it looks quite severe, at this stage.
“He’s done a pretty good job of it.”
Brad Boots, Jack Nunn, Brydan Hodgson, Sam Hargreave, Tom Yensch and first-gamer Connor Byrne all came into the Panthers’ side.
“It’s a great opportunity for those guys and we play a brand of footy that doesn’t rely on individuals,” Saker said.
Yarrawonga gained Brady Pritchard and Tim Cooper, with Matt Gorman and Ross Mulquiney omitted.
In a shock move, North Albury has axed Jethro Calma-Holt for tomorrow’s crunch clash with Corowa-Rutherglen.
The Hoppers made five changes, with coach Jason Akermanis, Jayden Beaumont, Adam Elias and Clay Moscher-Thomas joining Calma-Holt on the sidelines.
North Albury included Murray Bushrangers’ trio Mitch Mahady, Shaun Mannagh and big man Isaac Muller.
Shane Munro and Rory Feltwell also returned.
Myrtleford lost one coach to suspension but will regain their other in time for tomorrow’s clash with Wangaratta Rovers.
The Saints won’t app-eal Leigh Corcoran’s three-game suspension for striking but Brad Murray has been picked to make his return from a hamstring strain.
If Murray plays it will be his 100th match for the club.