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Melbourne Demons

Injured Demon to remain in hospital

Jake Spencer

Mature-age forward Tim Smith remains in hospital with a punctured lung and ruckman Jake Spencer faces shoulder surgery as the Demons deal with the fall-out of a third-straight defeat.

Demons 'shattered' by costly third quarter

The Demons were shattered after the close loss to Fremantle at the MCG on Saturday.

Melbourne were left to lament the heavy cost of a poor quarter of football for the second week in a row, with coach Simon Goodwin admitting "we're shattered as a footy club" as the Demons went down to Fremantle by two points in an MCG heartbreaker.