Horror injury for young star

Kye Annand suffered a lacerated kidney during Ocean Grove's three-point win against Queenscliff.

Ocean Grove ruckman Kye Annand sustained a lacerated kidney during his side’s three-point win against Queenscliff on Saturday.

Annand has been a shining light for the Grubbers this season and with Ed Dayman out for the season, it leaves the team with its two best big players on the sidelines.

“Kye remains in hospital with a lacerated kidney sustained in Saturday’s game against Queenscliff and is currently waiting on surgeon’s advice regarding his treatment plan,” the club said on Facebook.

“We are all hoping that he can avoid surgery and let the lacerations heal naturally.”

The Grubbers won their second game in a row after trailing by eight points at quarter time.

Two goals to none in the final term saw Ocean Grove win 9.7(61) to Queenscliff 7.16(58).

Ben Bennett was best while Brady Pritchard and Nick Bourke booted three goals each.

In the reserves, Ocean Grove kept its finals hopes alive with a 36-point win against Queenscliff, 13.9(87) to 8.3(51).

Hamish Hoober was named best while Rowan Hore was superb with four goals and Nick Gibbon kicked three.

Jordan Wilson and Isaac Conlan were strong contributors for the Coutas.