There was a lot of support all round when injured Fremantle midfielder Ann McMahon was in attendance for Freo’s hitout against West Coast on Saturday at Victor George Kailis Oval.
McMahon is in recovery from surgery on a broken left leg sustained while working as a police officer on Christmas eve when she was allegedly run down by a stolen car.
She is expected to undergo ACL surgery in the coming weeks after also injuring her right knee in the incident.
The 25-year-old will miss the 2020 AFLW season but is committed to recover in time for 2021.
After Saturday’s game, captain Kara Antoinio got the playing group together in the gym to present a gift to McMahon and her wife Issy.
“It’s something little for when you get better, to spend a couple of nights at Crown for you and ‘Iz’,” Antonio said.
“We’re stoked to have you down here today and we’ll be with you every step of the way in your rehab.”
McMahon said she was thankful for all of the support and even joked about how the team’s player welfare phone app, Edge10, was checking on her.
“Thanks everyone, everyone has just been amazing and all the love and support means the world to us,” McMahon said to the group.
“You obviously didn’t have to do this but thanks for checking in on us. Even E10 keeps checking in…asking for my score for today!
“Honestly, it means a great deal and thank you all so much.”