One of the Lions’ father-son prospects has suffered a setback.
Plus the Pies’ plans for their top pick are emerging.
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LIONS GUN’S SETBACK
Brisbane Lions father-son prospect Jaspa Fletcher is facing a delayed start to his inaugural year in the AFL after a reported injury.
AFL Media reports Fletcher, who could be bid on within the first 15 picks of the draft, has suffered a back stress reaction.
The injury will require him to spend time in a back brace and be sidelined for the start of the pre-season.
Fletcher is set to arrive at the Lions along with fellow father-son prospect Will Ashcroft in what should be a lucrative draft haul.
His father, Adrian, played 107 AFL games for the Lions.
Fletcher had a foot injury earlier in the year and has played for the Lions Academy this season.
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PIES’ PLANS FOR PICKS EMERGING
Collingwood is reportedly looking at South Australian Jakob Ryan with its first pick in the draft.
The Pies hold pick No.16 and Code Sports reports Ryan is in the mix.
Ryan boasts versatility as a medium-tall, spending time in a variety of positions for Glenelg this season.
The 189cm prospect is in the Pies’ thinking along with tall defenders Jedd Busslinger, Lewis Hayes and Josh Weddle.
Collingwood has picks No.25 and 27 in addition to 16.
Ryan has said he idolises Hawthorn’s James Sicily, with his teammates nicknaming his “Sis” after the star defender.
He said he had met Sicily at the draft combine in a surreal moment for the teenager.