ADELAIDE has ruled out injured midfielder Matt Crouch from returning to action for at least another month.
Crouch, the Crows’ 2017 club champion, hasn’t played a premiership game this season because of groin soreness.
The left-footer played in trial matches but was then ruled out by an injury linked to his off-season hip surgery.
Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says Crouch faces another month to six weeks on the sidelines as medicos take a cautious approach with the prolific ball-winner.
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“There is a bit of groin soreness there, the last thing we need is to let that get worse,” Nicks told reporters on Thursday.
“He’s a player who plays inside stoppage, he is an inside bull. So he’s going to…