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This is a croc, only 3 weeks til finals. If they are plotting his rehab they should know the approx return time.While the club was cautious to put a date on Naitanui’s return to the AFL, he was pleased with the recovery.
“We’re not setting any return to play dates at this stage,” Vozzo said.
“So far (Naitanui’s) hitting every milestone within his rehab.”
Of course they know.This is a croc, only 3 weeks til finals. If they are plotting his rehab they should know the approx return time.
There's no real point to that.Of course they know.
They will want to keep the oppo guessing.
There will be a massive media build up during the bye week leading up to whoever we are playing in the first round of finals.
Naitanui will be fine for finals. Simmo said he has been kicking the ball around on that ankle. If he can do that already, he will be in for the finals, I don't doubt it.
Kicking a ball on an ankle is quite some skill !Naitanui out on the training track with the WAFL group warming up. Broke into a slow jog
He's not going to play Sunday obviously, and based on what the club has said will not be ready Saturday week.
Sadly I don't think he will be back this year.
Doubts about his injury prone leg issues for his career imo.
I'd hate it to be true but it's been 3 years since he did the first knee.
Long term I think he needs to lose some bulk off his frame.
His explosiveness is genetic - same genetics that make him big - not a marathon runnerAgreeed. He is 5 to 8kg too big. It is making him injury prone imo due to hos explosivness it is placing great stress on his body. Lose 5 to 8 and he would still be explosive, but it wouldn't take as big a toll.
As someone with similar genetics i realise this. I weigh 100kg and am only 182cm. Still explosive and fast, but i also know when i am eating well and training alot more cardio and i can get down to 90kg i feel like a ninja. Sure you lose some strength, but your explosivness makes upnfor it. Younger nic is a good example. Still very imtimidating and explosive. Yet 10kg lighterHis explosiveness is genetic - same genetics that make him big - not a marathon runner
I’m not sure how the rules apply to the Beagles, but for last season then finals eligibility rules included a five WAFL League game minimum, including three games post June 30, neither of which Nic would satisfy.IF the Beagles qualify for finals, is Nic eligible to play? This coincides with the pre-finals bye.
If our name was Fremantle we’d select him for the next two WAFL games and sit him in the grandstandI’m not sure how the rules apply to the Beagles, but for last season then finals eligibility rules included a five WAFL League game minimum, including three games post June 30, neither of which Nic would satisfy.
Imagine Nic Nat and Yeo, two blokes that actually look to hurt players (fairly) in a GF without the risk of being suspended for a GF.He always looks like that until he explodes. He kind of jogs around looking heavy and then bam... suspended for nailing someone in a perfect yet somehow overly agressive tackle...