A tale of two calves! Grant Birchall has his knee tidied up .. again .. and again!

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Davo-27

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another set back?, yesterdays injury report has him as INDEFINITE again..... is that longer or shorter than 12 weeks?
 

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another set back?, yesterdays injury report has him as INDEFINITE again..... is that longer or shorter than 12 weeks?
he was indefinite on pretty much every previous one as well, they've not put a time frame against him on the injury report for a long time

GW has said after the bye and there have been whispers that he is getting close but the injury report has been completely non committal
 

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he was indefinite on pretty much every previous one as well, they've not put a time frame against him on the injury report for a long time

GW has said after the bye and there have been whispers that he is getting close but the injury report has been completely non committal
yea i heard about a month ago that he was set to comeback after the bye, i guess not?
 

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yea i heard about a month ago that he was set to comeback after the bye, i guess not?
I don't think anything has changed, is the point that Gralin was making.

I don't think you need to be less confident about his comeback timeline due to his listing as 'Indefinite', as it's read 'Indefinite' most of the year.
 

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Its funny, its been so long since Birch played that I have forgotten how good he was. Looking at his stats he has averaged 22 disposals and 6 marks a game over his career, thats really exceptional for a backman.
Its also remarkable how durable he was in not missing many games right up to 2017 after which we are all aware what has transpired 😢
 

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Its funny, its been so long since Birch played that I have forgotten how good he was. Looking at his stats he has averaged 22 disposals and 6 marks a game over his career, thats really exceptional for a backman.
Its also remarkable how durable he was in not missing many games right up to 2017 after which we are all aware what has transpired 😢
you'll never forget him taking an intercept mark then waltzing down the wing to deliver a 50m pinpoint left foot bullet onto a teammates chest.
 

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Footage on Channel 9 sport (assuming it was from today's training) showed O'Meara marking and handballing to a running Birchall who then kicked on his trusty left foot. Was moving at good pace, so would suggest he isn't to far off.

Hopefully someone at training can confirm this and give more detail.
Told you. Look out.
 
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