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Viney, Salem to be tested for round eight

Jack Viney and Christian Salem both face fitness tests this week

4:40pm  May 8, 2018

Salem to miss clash against Saints

Christian Salem will miss round seven due to injury

10:00am  May 1, 2018

It’s up for grabs this year, says Salem

Salem says the race to win this year’s flag is again wide open

2:20pm  Apr 5, 2018

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Christian
Salem

Height
183 cm
DOB
15-07-1995
Weight
81 kg
Debut
-
Games
2018
15
Career
61
Goals
2018
5
Career
18
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1157
Avg
77
ChristianSalem

Player Bio

Salem’s year started on a bizarre note when he was concussed after accidentally dropping a brick on his head at a pre-season boot camp. The smooth-moving defender finally found some continuity, playing the first nine games of the season before a one-match suspension. A hamstring injury in round 14 meant Salem missed another three games, before he was dropped back to the VFL later in the season. He played with more aggression in his lone game for Casey, but was booked for a high bump and missed a game as a result. For a player of his talent, Melbourne cannot afford to have him missing games. Salem, contracted until the end of 2019, is an important player for the Demons, given his skill level and composure under pressure. They will look for more from him in 2018.

Brownlow Medal: 2017 votes 3; career votes 3.
Draft history: 2013 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Melbourne) No. 9 overall.