Player Watch # 8: Martin Gleeson

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Donakebab

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Can't really gauge anything off that. I know Crow said he was in the final stages of trying to build strength in the ankle so he can turn and slow down quickly but hopefully he's training full tilt by the end of the month.

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Looks like progress to me, until that I had only seen straight line running. Might only be light lateral movement, but it's still a positive.
 

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Definitely looks like Gleeson will be a mid season AFL return and will probably end up doing a month of VFL or thereabouts. Its unfortunate but its important to be patient with these chronic ankle injuries. I just wish that Redman had been getting a full preseason in his absence. Hopefully someone like Ridley or perhaps even a Guelfi type can step up. Ambrose might even sneak his way in to play on mid sized players considering we probably have enough taller intercept types with Hooker, Hurley and Francis.
 

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Definitely looks like Gleeson will be a mid season AFL return and will probably end up doing a month of VFL or thereabouts. Its unfortunate but its important to be patient with these chronic ankle injuries. I just wish that Redman had been getting a full preseason in his absence. Hopefully someone like Ridley or perhaps even a Guelfi type can step up. Ambrose might even sneak his way in to play on mid sized players considering we probably have enough taller intercept types with Hooker, Hurley and Francis.
Lets hope he comes good. We need trade bait and you can never have enough 4th round picks. We have more than enough HBF's.
 

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Finally, FINALLY returning to football-specific training.

Meanwhile, intercepting defender Marty Gleeson has shown encouraging signs in his long-term recovery from a serious ankle injury sustained in last year’s JLT Community Series Clash with Geelong.

“Marty has done his first lot of technical football drills over the last week and we’ll be looking to do more and more football-specific training with Marty over the coming month,” Crow said.

“It’s dipping the toe in the water in those dynamic football drills where we’ll really get a good feel for how Marty’s progressing in that end stage of his rehab.”
http://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2019-02-05/skins-injury-update-preseason
 

Shane Heard

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Man kicks ball lol

Remember all those years ago when Lloydy broke a finger with weeks out and ‘man marks ball’ type headline gave us a warm fuzzy feeling.

Gotta get this awesome little foot soldier back in asap.

Missed him dreadfully.
 

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I've taken the liberty of making a few changes while hes been out

he now possesses:

David Myers Left leg
Shaun Mckernans neck
Cale Hookers top knot
James Stewarts arms
Aaron Francis hands.

I believe we have a player.

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you spent so much time thinking if you could do it, you never once considered if you should
 
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