Thompson and Kemp to feature in TV series

Melbourne Victory stars Archie Thompson and Matthew Kemp have leading roles in the new series 'Damage Control' - airing Sunday nights at 8:30pm on Channel 7's digital platform '7mate'.

Melbourne Victory stars Archie Thompson and Matthew Kemp have leading roles in the new series 'Damage Control' - airing Sunday nights at 8:30pm on Channel 7's digital platform '7mate'.

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Injury is every athlete-s dread - the instant their hard-fought careers plunge from glory to gut wrenching disaster. From this moment of damage a small army of doctors, physios, surgeons, coaches, and support teams swing into action. Their sole aim: Damage Control - the extraordinary real life drama of trauma, surgery, rehab, and for the lucky ones, return to glory.

The circumstances that led to two of Victory's biggest stars missing months of fooball, have been respectfully documented in this new mini-series. Knee reconstructions to both Archie Thompson and Matthew Kemp cruely ended their seasons in 2009/10, but the camera's were there to capture all the drama.

Australia is famous for its love of sport - this constant pressure for athletes to perform takes its toll. Bodies pushed to the limit, no thought of self-preservation. Every damaged athlete has a personal story - the shock of injury, the brutality of surgery, the burden of rehab, and the emotional return to doing what they live for: playing elite competitive sport.

Damage Control: top-line athletes in Australian Rules football, Rugby League, Surfing, SuperX motorcycles, and soccer. Privileged behind-the-scenes access to the real life drama of professional sport

The cameras go where few others have ventured: intimate moments when careers are on the line; Anguish when an athlete-s highly tuned body becomes his own enemy; delight when months of hard work are rewarded with the glory of winning again.

Pain, drama, despair, elation: Damage Control