Bought him back too early I think. Few minutes at the end of the community shield was the only pre-season he had.
What crap news.
I'd say the lack of pre season was a bigger factor. Hard to go from 0-100 for any athlete. There's a good reason why clubs do pre season games.
That was down to the players as much as the AFL.It's why I didn't understand the big push to scrap pre-season AFL games. The spate of injuries this year surely puts paid to that.
That was down to the players as much as the AFL.
Injuries in the AFL are tricky - at this point of the season, some clubs are going through heavier training loads in the lead up to finals etc. We just had 3 players go down with a hamstring, 2 of which who'd never suffered the injury before. It's not coincidence. No amount of pre season games would help that.
Theoretically I don't imagine football clubs go through a heavier training load through the season (although could be wrong).
That's because Pep knows his limitations.Sometimes with a hamstring injury the only way to properly test it is to play in a full blooded game. It's a real shame for KDB but hopefully he can get himself right for the second half of the season.
Grealish could take over the KDB role like he played at Villa but Pep seems to limit him to left wing.
A central midfielder in a Pep team plays a very different role to the role Grealish played at Villa.