Injury The OFFICIAL Injury Updates thread - 2 weeks

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Is the article written by the work experience kid? I get the message but the English is abysmal. Good news that there is light at the end of the tunnel for Polec and Corr.
 

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North Melbourne is set to be further bolstered by the impending return of experienced duo Jared Polec and Jed Anderson, who will both make their comebacks from long-term injuries through the VFL over the next fortnight.

Polec will line up for the reserves side in its clash against Werribee on Saturday after three months out with a hamstring problem, while Anderson is likely to play a half of VFL football next week having also been sidelined for three months with an ankle injury.

Promising young key-position player Charlie Comben is also on the cusp of a long-awaited comeback, with the club revealing earlier this week that the 199cm teenager is around a month away from returning from a tibial stress fracture in his leg sustained in January.

However, the Kangaroos have warned that no senior players will be gifted opportunity following injury and must instead fight their way back into an improving side through the VFL.

"Part of it is going to be form," Noble said.

"I think we're at a point where we're not just going to throw our senior guys back in because they're there. They'll still need to deliver some performance at VFL level. The VFL guys had a really good performance last week, getting up against Coburg.

"There's some internal pressure now building on selection, which is what you need. I think that's something that we missed a bit earlier in the year.

"Certainly, if Jared plays really well this week then he'll come into contention because he's an experienced campaigner. At the same time, if guys in his spot are playing well then it's hard to just automatically shift them out.

"All of our guys are pretty clear that they're going to have to fight for their spots."
 

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North Melbourne is set to be further bolstered by the impending return of experienced duo Jared Polec and Jed Anderson, who will both make their comebacks from long-term injuries through the VFL over the next fortnight.

Polec will line up for the reserves side in its clash against Werribee on Saturday after three months out with a hamstring problem, while Anderson is likely to play a half of VFL football next week having also been sidelined for three months with an ankle injury.

Promising young key-position player Charlie Comben is also on the cusp of a long-awaited comeback, with the club revealing earlier this week that the 199cm teenager is around a month away from returning from a tibial stress fracture in his leg sustained in January.

However, the Kangaroos have warned that no senior players will be gifted opportunity following injury and must instead fight their way back into an improving side through the VFL.

"Part of it is going to be form," Noble said.

"I think we're at a point where we're not just going to throw our senior guys back in because they're there. They'll still need to deliver some performance at VFL level. The VFL guys had a really good performance last week, getting up against Coburg.

"There's some internal pressure now building on selection, which is what you need. I think that's something that we missed a bit earlier in the year.

"Certainly, if Jared plays really well this week then he'll come into contention because he's an experienced campaigner. At the same time, if guys in his spot are playing well then it's hard to just automatically shift them out.

"All of our guys are pretty clear that they're going to have to fight for their spots."
Every time I see that word....
 

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"Certainly, if Jared plays really well this week then he'll come into contention because he's an experienced campaigner. At the same time, if guys in his spot are playing well then it's hard to just automatically shift them out.

"All of our guys are pretty clear that they're going to have to fight for their spots."
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This is the best line of the whole write up
 

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"Certainly, if Jared plays really well this week then he'll come into contention because he's an experienced campaigner. At the same time, if guys in his spot are playing well then it's hard to just automatically shift them out.

"All of our guys are pretty clear that they're going to have to fight for their spots."
This is the best line of the whole write up
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It's a nice change having fit bodies where you can actually drive that need for performance to get games.
 

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