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AFL 2023: Nathan Buckley proud of his son, 15, after near-death crash

Nathan Buckley says he is proud of his son for getting back behind the wheel after near-death crash

AFL great Nathan Buckley has backed his son Jett’s decision to return to go-kart racing after a near-fatal crash landed the 15-year-old in hospital.

The teenager was thrown from his vehicle down an embankment during a practice session last month, with the kart landing on top of him.

‘He just wants to get back into racing. He’s really passionate,’ Nathan said of his son.

AFL great Nathan Buckley has backed his son Jett’s decision to return to go-kart racing after a near-fatal crash landed the 15-year-old in hospital last month

The footy legend made the remarks while attending the first day of the Australian Open on Monday, reports the Herald Sun.

Nathan shares Jett with his ex-wife Tania Buckley. The couple separated in 2020 after 18 years of marriage. 

Jett sustained horrific injuries in the crash, including a lacerated kidney and liver and a broken collarbone. 

His famous father had been on the other side of the country in Western Australia when the accident happened.

Nathan had not addressed the accident publicly until Monday. 

The teenager was thrown from his vehicle down an embankment during a practice session last month, with the kart landing on top of him (pictured in hospital after the accident)

The teenager was thrown from his vehicle down an embankment during a practice session last month, with the kart landing on top of him (pictured in hospital after the accident) 

‘I love the fact he’s got a bit of a go-getter about him,’ the Fox Sports commentator declared.

‘You have to be a bit risk averse to be a driver. He goes hard.’

Jett, who is a competitive go-kart driver, revealed last week he was back behind the wheel following his accident.

'I love the fact he’s got a bit of a go-getter about him,' the Fox sports commentator said

‘I love the fact he’s got a bit of a go-getter about him,’ the Fox sports commentator said

In October, Nathan debuted his girlfriend at the Justin Cassin X Redken show during Melbourne Fashion Week.

Coincidentally his ex-partner Alex Pike was seated just a few feet away.

Regarded as one of the greatest AFL footballers of all time, Nathan played 280 games before going on to coach his beloved Collingwood Football Club. 

He has settled back into media roles since leaving the Magpies in 2021.

Regarded as one of the greatest AFL footballers of all time, Nathan played 280 games before going on to coach his beloved Collingwood Football Club

Regarded as one of the greatest AFL footballers of all time, Nathan played 280 games before going on to coach his beloved Collingwood Football Club 

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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