"Max Bailey" is a retired Australian rules footballer with the Hawthorn Football Club of the Australian Football League.

Drafted 18th overall by the Hawks in the 2005 AFL Draft, the Ruckman (Australian rules football position)/ruckman from West Perth Football Club/West Perth made his AFL debut in Round 18 of the 2006 AFL season/2006 season. However, he would miss the 2007 AFL season/2007 season after suffering a right knee ACL injury during training before the season started.

Max returned to the Box Hill Hawks Reserves team for a game in June 2008, only to rupture his right ACL again which required another knee reconstruction. Max postponed the surgery to concentrate on his study then when the timing was right went under the knife. In May 2009 Max resumed training and was expected to play at the Box Hill Hawks in the later part of the season.

However he made his return in Round 21, 2009 and had 23 hit outs in a win over Richmond. The following week against Essendon, Bailey suffered another ACL injury after he landed awkwardly and badly twisted his good left knee 5 minutes into the game and had to be helped from the ground. He sat on the bench in frustration and missed the 2010 season.

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