Player Watch #31: Zach Reid - Glandular fever, modified program, full training in 2 weeks - 12/5

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Lore

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Contract Status: Out of contract 2022
Last Game Played: Round 5, 2021 (illness)
Injury Status: Glandular fever, modified program aiming for full training in two weeks - 12/5
Glandular Fever - No timeline on return - 4/5
Tonsilitis, won't be available this week either - 28/4
Left out for Anzac Day due to illness - 24/4
 
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Lore

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Club confirmed. Light duties this week, recovered quicker than expected and looking to resume full training, building up from next week.

Key defender Zach Reid will spend a short amount of time away from the club recovering after his tonsillitis progressed to glandular fever recently.

Murphy said Reid has recovered quicker than expected and will look to resume full training shortly.

“After having tonsillitis, Zach was diagnosed with glandular fever. He will be away from the club this week and pleasingly is now on the improve," Murphy said.

"Zach will be on light duties this week and we will look to get him back into the club next week to then build up his program as he can tolerate.”
 

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Howard Moon

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probably a good thing to take the pressure off on bringing him straight in for early games while hes not ready

maybe Bevo needs to concoct a glandular fever story on JUH so he stops getting asked..
 

VelvetSledge

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So far Cox and Perkins are coming along really nicely, and Zach, when he's back from sickness, has full backing from the coaches.

If Baldwin recovers well, then we might have just aced 2020.
 

TheFrenchCut

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I went to "Thats Good For Footy" on Wednesday night and Stringer strongly stated that he thinks Reid could be the best of last years draft which gave me shivers. I am hoping we have finally nailed a draft.
Stringer is either legitimately rapt with our recruits or trying to praise his way into an enormous contract. Tactical genius.
 

Hak94

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Stringer is either legitimately rapt with our recruits or trying to praise his way into an enormous contract. Tactical genius.
Either way, with how he is playing right now he deserves one. Pinch hitting in the middle every quarter for a few mins + kicking 1-3 goals every week + his presence up forward, his consistency is exciting. Looks to have finally gotten his body right.
 

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I went to "Thats Good For Footy" on Wednesday night and Stringer strongly stated that he thinks Reid could be the best of last years draft which gave me shivers. I am hoping we have finally nailed a draft.
I read he looked good up forward in a practise match. Didn’t test great for straight line speed but good ability for a big guy and an elite kick. Looks calm and composed.
 

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Modified program now, aiming for full training in two weeks.
Another positive injury update is the progression of young key defender Zach Reid, who has returned to the NEC Hangar after being diagnosed with glandular fever.

Reid will be on a modified training program in the immediate term, with hopes the 19-year-old will be able to commence full training in as little as two weeks.

“'Reidy' got diagnosed with glandular (fever). He was home with his parents and rested up for a week or two and that put him into really good stead,” Murphy said.

“He’s (been) back at the club from yesterday and he’ll build up his program over the next couple of weeks.

“He’s in good spirits and has good energy. We’ll take a bit of a slower approach with him, but we expect him back over the next couple of weeks.”
 

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