Former Crow’s shock stroke at age 37

Former Crow Ian Callinan suffered a stroke at age 37.

The substantially-cherished little forward who played 32 AFL video games for Adelaide as a mature-age draftee and received four SANFL premierships and a Jack Oatey Medal with the Bulldogs was still taking part in in his residence condition of Tasmania when he was hospitalised.

The Southern Cricket Affiliation in Tasmania confirmed the news on Monday when it said the person affectionately recognised as “Wingnut” had experienced a stroke.

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“Which is a thing that has definitely shocked the Callinan spouse and children and all of Ian’s buddies, teammates and everybody else in Ian’s lifetime to the main,” the association said in a assertion.

“Nut is receiving the ideal of health-related treatment and all methods are getting taken to place remedy in movement that will allow for this debilitating health setback to be addressed which will allow for Ian to keep on on with his lifetime with minimum extended term consequences.

“As everybody who has arrive into speak to with Wingnut will know, Ian is arguably one of the fittest fellas functioning around in the SCA. Together with his younger age, conditioning and his will to battle, all these attributes will go strongly in his favour to arrive out the finish of this health setback and return to a relatively regular lifetime.

“The SCA and all its users are hopeful that the ideal doable consequence will prevail and we would like Ian and his spouse and children a optimistic consequence in the course of this time of remedy.”

Callinan most not too long ago played with OHA (Previous Hobartians Affiliation) Ships in the Previous Students Football Affiliation competition in Hobart, where he kicked four targets in the week prior to struggling the stroke. He has booted 24 targets from six video games the Covid-shortened time.

He has been taking part in for the facet primarily based on Hobart’s eastern shore due to the fact 2018 after initially returning to Tasmania to enjoy for Clarence in the Tasmanian Point out League.

“Our views and prayers are with our little winner Ian Callinan, his spouse Lauren and instant spouse and children,” OHA posted on Fb.

“It’s been a tough handful of times but if any one can bounce back it will be our little grasp. From everybody concerned/linked with OHA we are imagining of you fellas with enjoy.”

The league also issued a assertion which said:

“The OSFA govt, member golf equipment, coaches, players and supporters would like to would like Ian Callinan a fast restoration. To his spouse and children and buddies we send out our enjoy and aid.

To his OHA spouse and children he is your Wingnut and you all know what a winner he is and he will be up and about in no time. Get well before long Champ.”

Clarence Football Club extra:

“Our views and prayers are with Ian Callinan, Lauren and instant spouse and children. We couldn’t get started to visualize how difficult the past handful of times have been. Ian has always been a fighter and a winner and I’m sure this time will be no various.”

Callinan was recruited by SANFL powerhouse Central District at the peak of its premiership era in the 2000s and created an instant affect, taking part in in four consecutive flags from 2007 to 2010 when he received the Jack Oatey Medal as ideal-on-ground.

His purpose sense and smarts at some point turned as well substantially for AFL scouts to dismiss and in 2010 he was rookie outlined by the Crows with Decide on 64.

He created his AFL debut in 2011 and kicked 49 targets in 32 video games, 39 of which arrived in a amazing time in 2012 as the Crows created the preliminary final.

Irrespective of standing just 172cm he punched well previously mentioned his dimension at SANFL and AFL stage and remains a well-liked former player at the Crows and substantially cherished at Central District.

He very last posted on Twitter prior to Taylor Walker’s 200th recreation, indicating:

“Congratulations to my fantastic mate @texwalker13 on his 200th recreation these days be an absolute champ for the footy club not only has he been outstanding on industry his management and guidance as a result of some bloody time tough periods at the footy club is nothing at all shorter of incredible luv ya cocko.”

AFL: Adelaide forward Tex Walker is set to enjoy his 200th match for his beloved Crows in round thirteen, and would enjoy to notch up a lot more video games in the coming years.

Right after getting delisted by the Crows’ AFL group he continued on as captain of their condition league facet for two years in 2014 prior to returning to Tasmania.

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