The Sydney Swans have confirmed that scans of defender Alex Johnson’s right knee - injured in his second game since returning from an almost six-year absence due to injuries in his left knee – have revealed that we all live in a godless world of chaos and imbalance.
Johnson, 26, inspired his peers and fans of all clubs last week when he returned to play AFL football for the first time since the 2012 Grand Final due to persistent injuries requiring numerous surgeries on his left knee. While fans and his peers were vocal in their praise for Johnson’s positivity and resilience, the universe was largely unaffected by his uplifting story and continued its anarchic, karma-less, and depressive inevitable procession of random events resulting in Johnson seriously injuring his other knee this weekend.
After it was revealed today that Johnson will have to undergo extensive rehabilitation once again in order to return to AFL level, members of the footballing community were quick to share an empathetic message of support to both Johnson and his family which, according to coach John Longmire, has been well received by the shattered, but appreciative, star.
“Alex is a strong-willed lad and he’s shown that in the past, but sometimes constant disappointment and an ever-increasing number of hurdles can shake the strongest man’s resolve, which is why these messages of support are so important to not just Alex and his family, but the footy club as well,” said Longmire.
“But while their well-wishes are being gratefully received, any prayers they’re sending are just echoing off the corners of the cosmos, rebounding eternally through time as an ongoing testament to futility, zigzagging through the entropic deity-less clusterfuck that we call life.
“Everything is meaningless.”
Sydney head of football, Tom Harley, has said that despite the setback, Johnson will continue to play a positive role at the football club.
"As we saw after the injury on Sunday, Alex is the ultimate clubman and will be doing all he can to support his teammates from the sidelines for the remainder of the season,” said Harley.
“Although why we all are bothering is beyond me. We’re all gonna die in the end anyway.”
Sydney play Greater Western Sydney at Spotless Stadium on Saturday.