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Salem overcomes pre-Christmas setback

Christian Salem has overcome a pre-Christmas concussion issue

4:08pm  Jan 25, 2017

Salem signs on until end of 2017

Young-gun Christian Salem has signed a new contract

10:00pm  Mar 18, 2015

Salem set for new deal

Christian Salem is on the verge of signing a new deal with the club

9:49am  Mar 13, 2015

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Rd 2: Christian Salem post-match

7:12pm  Apr 2, 2017

Salem's Birthday Surprise

1:53pm  Jul 17, 2015

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Christian
Salem

Height
183 cm
DOB
15-07-1995
Weight
81 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
16
Career
46
Goals
2017
5
Career
13
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1364
Avg
85
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.