- Apr 24, 2013
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What’s Will’s endurance like?...........just don't mention froggy
walker-takes-up-runningIt’s been a year to forget for Will Walker, but finally there’s light at the end of tunnel.
North Melbourne GM of Football Cameron Joyce says Walker’s rehab from a knee injury is now progressing well, and he will hopefully be back running in time for the 2020 preseason.
Walker damaged his PCL against Adelaide late last season, but has had a number of setbacks since, including a stress fracture in his tibia.
“He’s gone through a period of twelve weeks where he’s managed to tick every box of his rehab before running. He had an MRI and his knee looks healed now which will hopefully give him the confidence to progress to the next step,” Joyce said.
“We’re hoping that by the end of the season he’ll be back running, and by October he’ll be starting to gain some conditioning.”
Joyce not only praised Walker’s approach to his physical rehab, but also the way he’s approached his setbacks from a mental standpoint.
“He’s not only had to overcome the healing process, but also the mental side of long term injury rehabilitation,” Joyce said.
Walker ran on the Alter-G, a weight bearing treadmill, for the first time on Monday, and despite the light load on his knee, it represents a huge step in his comeback bid.
“We’re starting with very small steps with Will and building gradually, to set him up for a big pre-season” Joyce added.
Throw in the fact that Higgins, Hall and Tyson have all been unavailable for material stints our midfield depth has been severely tested. Any one of those three mature players could have been the difference on the weekend as they all would have improved our clearances.Crikey we have carried a bit this year
2020 returning players
and add Luke McDonald now
As they taught him there, if you have ability in anything and you enjoy it, the HONOUR THE WORK and do it.Why's he even bothering with playing footy then? Surely the daddy network will sort him out long term?
Melb high is a state school. You only get in if you pass an exam. Will is a very smart boy to get in. He might also be from rich parents but typically the more wealthy send their kids to private schools.Why's he even bothering with playing footy then? Surely the daddy network will sort him out long term?