- Dec 14, 2015
- AFL Club
Contract Status: Out of contract 2021
Last Game Played: Currently in the side
Injury Status: n/a
I was a ruckman who never wore them until about my last 5 years of footy. Got tripped one game that gave me a diagonal bruise down about 2/3 of my shin, thought I'd broken my shin when it happened. All of a sudden I felt contact I'd never noticed before and it hurt like a b*tch so made sense to wear them.I think pretty much every ruckman does that now, can’t imagine too many preferring to cop it directly on the shin bone all game.
Ruckman Andrew Phillips is also looming as another player who’ll be available for selection following a steady progression in his training loads.
The 29-year-old, who suffered a knock in Essendon’s Anzac Day victory, trained strongly over the weekend, signalling a positive step towards a return to playing.
“He’ll (Andrew Phillips) also be a test this week,” Murphy said.
“He copped a heavy knock last week. He did a session over the weekend and he’ll build up again this week and train.”