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Josh Gibcus

#18   Richmond Tigers
Age: 21yr 2mth    Games: 20     Born: April 4, 2003     Origin: GWV Rebels
Height: 196cm     Weight: 91kg     Position: Defender
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #9 2021 National Draft by Richmond Tigers
Supercoach Price: $150,700   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $257,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2025   AFL Player Contracts
Status: Knee injury, Expected return: Season   AFL Injury List
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Josh Gibcus Biography

Monday, 9 October 2023
Josh Gibcus will head to Qatar for specialist treatment on his hamstring.

The 20-year-old played 18 games in his debut season after being selected at pick No. 9 in the 2021 AFL Draft, but didnít appear once this year after undergoing surgery in January to repair the hamstring tendon he damaged at training.

Gibcus was initially expected to return in the first half of the season but suffered multiple wound infections, muscular atrophy and damage to the nerve supply in the hamstring before he was ruled out for the rest of the campaign by the end of July.

Now the highly rated key defender is set for an intensive rehabilitation block at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha ahead of the start of a new era under Adem Yze this pre-season.

Thursday, 19 January 2023
Josh Gibcus will miss the early rounds of the 2023 season after undergoing hamstring surgery.
Monday, 16 January 2023
Josh Gibcus suffers a hamstring injury during training that could sideline him for the start of the 2023 season.
Thursday, 17 March 2022
Josh Gibcus makes his AFL debut for Richmond at the MCG with 10 disposals (3 kicks and 7 handballs) and 5 marks in a 25-point loss to Carlton.
Thursday, 25 November 2021
Richmond select Josh Gibcus with pick No.9 in the 2021 National Draft.

Draft Report: Gibcus was added to the NAB AFL Academy squad in April after an outstanding start to the NAB League season as a key defender. A good size, he also has a big leap and is considered an elite intercept mark. Gibcus has a strong ability to read the play and knows when to stay tight on his opponent and when to drop off. He caught the eye in the AFL Academy game against Geelong's VFL side in April, having an impact down back with 11 disposals and four marks, and has been an excitement machine in the NAB League with the Rebels given his aerial abilities. Composure and good ball use by foot round out a player who is shaping as a likely top-10 selection.

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