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Double leg break confirmed for St Kilda defender

St Kilda has confirmed that young defender Ben Paton sustained a double leg break from a clash during an intra-club practice match on Thursday, in a devastating blow for the young Saint.

An ambulance had to be called for Paton and the practice match abandoned after the incident.

St Kilda’s Ben Paton has broken his leg.

St Kilda’s Ben Paton has broken his leg.Credit:Getty Images

St Kilda confirmed late on Thursday that Paton had broken both the tibia and fibula, an injury likely to see him miss the season.

“This is a devastating result for Ben,” St Kilda chief operating officer Simon Lethlean said in a statement.

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