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Jed Anderson

Last played for North Melbourne Kangaroos in 2022
Games: 99     Born: February 2, 1994     Origin: Territory Thunder
Playing Height: 179cm     Playing Weight: 81kg     Position: Midfield, Forward
Drafted: 2023 SSP Recruit
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Jed Anderson Biography

Wednesday, 4 October 2023
Gold Coast delist Charlie Constable, Brodie McLaughlin and Jed Anderson.
Wednesday, 21 June 2023
The future of Jed Anderson is up in the air after he was granted indefinite leave from the Suns.

Anderson joined the Suns as a rookie during the pre-season supplementary selection period after surprisingly being delisted by North Melbourne at the end of 2022 but has yet to play a game for his new club.

Anderson's career was at a crossroads early in 2022 when he was reluctant to comply with the AFL's COVID-19 vaccine policy before later revealing that he had reacted badly to his first COVID-19 jab.

"As many of you are unaware why I was away from footy, I was diagnosed with pericarditis which is inflammation around the heart," Anderson posted on Instagram last year.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022
Jed Anderson returns to training with North Melbourne after complying with the AFL's COVID-19 vaccination policy.
Thursday, 3 February 2022
The clock is ticking for Jed Anderson as he weighs up getting a second COVID-19 vaccination following an adverse reaction to his first injection.

The AFL's vaccination policy dictated that Victorian-based players must have been double-vaccinated by November 26 last year in order to return for pre-season training this summer, with Anderson instead completing his program in Darwin.

"Were still hopeful that hell be back, we just probably dont know that timeframe. We know that February or March period is the time where weve got to see something. Fingers crossed, he gets back," Kangaroos coach David Noble said of Anderson.

Thursday, 8 April 2021
Jed Anderson will have ankle surgery and miss two months of footy after being injured in the Kangaroos' heavy loss to the Bulldogs.
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Luke McDonald wins his first Syd Barker medal as North Melbourne's best and fairest for the 2020 AFL season, claiming 183 votes ahead of young gun Jy Simpkin (140) and midfielder Jed Anderson (138).
Friday, 5 October 2018
Jed Anderson has finally re-signs with North Melbourne after drawn-out contract negotiations and will remain at the club until the end of 2020.

"He had a tough run with injury when he joined us, but that's all behind him now and we can't wait to see what Jed can continue to produce going forward," Kangaroos football manager Cameron Joyce said.

"It's been great to see him take his game to a new level this season and we know there's still plenty of room for improvement."

Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Jed Anderson and North Melbourne remain some way apart in their contract talks less than a week before the end of the 2018 home and away season.

It was believed in June that both parties were close to signing an agreement, but negotiations stalled soon after.

Anderson has since changed management companies, moving from TLA Australia to Precision Sports.

Sunday, 27 May 2018
Jed Anderson's brother Joe says Jed has had to endure challenges and tragedies to make it as an AFL footballer.

Jed's wretched injury history is well known, but not so much the extent of his personal devastation in the years leading up to joining the Hawks, as well as a serious case of pneumonia in 2013.

Their father, David, died of a sudden heart attack a year earlier in front of Anderson at the family home, only three weeks after the teenager captained the Northern Territory's under-18 team.

It came two years after a close family friend committed suicide in 2010.

"Dad pretty much died in Jed's arms," Joe said.

"Jed had to go through that ordeal and I think he even tried to resuscitate dad as well. That would have been a big shock to him and ever since then it's pretty much hardened him.

"It will be six years this year (since dad's death) and for him to go through that no one should have to.

"He's had a lot to deal with as a young person probably more than most would come across in their life so hopefully a few people realise he has gone through a lot of hardship."

Friday, 29 December 2017
Jed Anderson will be out of action until at least late January after pre-Christmas surgery on his left thumb.
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Jed Anderson undergoes shoulder surgery and could miss up to two months of football.

"Jed was involved in a full-contact drill last Friday and was tackling when he injured his right shoulder," Kangaroos senior performance consultant Steve Saunders.

"He had a reconstruction of his left shoulder before coming to North, and has injured the right AC joint. We expect him to resume full training in four to six weeks."

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Jed Anderson is set to miss eight to 10 weeks after suffering tendon damage to his hamstring in the Roos' round one win over Adelaide.

Anderson left the field in the second quarter last Saturday night and did not play any further part in the game.

"Jed sustained a tear to his proximal hamstring tendon on Saturday night and had scans on Sunday to assess the damage," North Melbourne football director Geoff Walsh said.

"We anticipate a recovery period of between eight to 10 weeks at this stage."

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says the club is poised to select Jed Anderson for his first game with the Kangaroos after crossing from Hawthorn in the off-season.

"He has done everything we have asked of him. He has added a really dynamic element to our forward half and we're looking forward to seeing him play," Scott said.

Friday, 16 October 2015
Jed Anderson joins the Kangaroos after North Melbourne settles on a deal with Hawthorn.

North Melbourne brokered a deal directly with Hawthorn where the Hawks get picks No.15 and 55 and the Roos get Anderson and picks No.38 and 40 (the Hawks' compensation pick for losing free agent Matt Suckling to the Western Bulldogs).

"North Melbourne have shown over the past couple of years that they are building towards something really exciting and Im looking forward to being part of that," Anderson said.

"Everyone at the club has been really professional and I can't wait to get my first pre-season underway with my new teammates."

Thursday, 15 October 2015
Hawthorn is making an audacious late bid to poach Jake Carlisle from St Kilda's clutches in a proposed trade that would also send Jed Anderson to North Melbourne.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Jed Anderson has his sights locked on playing round one next season after finally overcoming a serious shoulder injury.

"It's good to be back out here with all the boys on day one of pre-season, so I'm really excited to get cracking for next year," Anderson said.

"It was pretty frustrating towards the end of the year, but it happens in footy and just getting back out there and doing skills and getting my body right for next year that's what I'm looking forward to and that's a new challenge.

"The shoulder's fine, it's 100 per cent. I'm looking forward to pre-season and getting bigger and better."

Friday, 6 June 2014
Jed Anderson could miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his troublesome left shoulder.

"He had the operation and he's just in recovery mode at the moment," Hawks assistant coach Cameron Bruce said.

"I'm not too sure of the exact (recovery) time, it will be a reasonable time out. He'll make sure he gets the right rehab while he's out of the game."

Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Hawthorn has placed gifted, but luckless midfielder Jed Anderson on its long-term injury list.

The 20-year-old injured his shoulder in the VFL last month and after toying with the idea of sending him in for season-ending surgery, the Hawks have decided to see what eight weeks of dedicated rehabilitation will bring.

"There was a reasonable amount of damage done to that shoulder," Hawks general manager of football Chris Fagan said.

"We're not sure yet whether he'll need surgery down the track or strengthening it and working on it in the gym will be the solution, but we still want to give him a chance to be available for the team later in the year.

"We're going to take that punt, rehab him and see how things go."

Saturday, 26 April 2014
Jed Anderson is facing potentially season-ending surgery on his injured left shoulder.

Anderson has been out of action since copping a heavy knock while playing VFL for Box Hill's VFL season-opener against Williamstown on March 29.

"We've just got to ascertain whether he requires surgery or not. He's a young player, we need to be mindful, the hard part is that you can quite often carry these for a period of time particularly when they're early in the season," Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson said.

"But because it is early in the season, to carry it for the whole year is hard, but if we elect to go surgery it's four months, so his season's effectively over."

Monday, 2 December 2013
Jed Anderson will miss Hawthorn's training camp in South Africa as he recovers from a bout of pneumonia.
Monday, 25 November 2013
Jed Anderson is admitted to a Darwin hospital for pneumonia.

Hawthorn's club doctors have been in regular contact with the hospital and Anderson's condition is expected to improve but he will likely remain in hospital for the next week or two.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Hawthorn has extended the contract of promising 19-year-old Jed Anderson.

"I'm rapt to be signing on with the Hawks again, to have the club have the belief in me to extend me means a lot and hopefully I can stick around," Anderson said.

"This year has been great just to get the feel of what the club is like and what the other players are like. Everyone here really makes you want to be here. It's a good club to be at I'm really enjoying it."

Friday, 19 April 2013
Jed Anderson will miss two matches with a hamstring injury and will travel back to Darwin to visit his new baby Elijah.

Anderson's absence will open the door for Michael Osborne, who has not played since injuring his ACL, to return to the team.

"It's exciting news for our footy club, and certainly for 'Ossie'," Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson said.

"He did a lot of training over the summer with us, in terms of the 18 versus 18, so we think his match fitness is pretty good.

"He's an experienced player, an important part of our mix, and we're delighted to have him back."

Tuesday, 16 April 2013
After playing all 3 games so far in his debut season, Jed Anderson wins the NAB Rising Star nomination for his performance against the Magpies where he tallied 16 disposals and a goal.
Monday, 1 April 2013
Jed Anderson makes his AFL debut for Hawthorn at the MCG with 6 disposals (5 kicks and a handball), 2 marks and a tackle in a 7-point loss to Geelong.
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