Player Watch Welcome to Hawthorn pick 13: Will Day

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hawkeye77

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Thanks for the insight, it's genuinely appreciated
My wifes a sports podiatrist , she treats , diagnose's and rehabs this type if injury daily.

This probably wont appease everyone but the timeline is very hit and miss , she has clients back from ankle fracture in 6-8 weeks sometimes its 4-5 months......sometimes even longer
A lot of its quality of rehab sometimes its just luck and genetics.

Everyone will probably have a better timeframe a month post surgery .
I wouldnt be wasting too much energy speculating how long it will be , cos noone really knows .
 

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TheFourPillars

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Seamus still indefinite as well. Surely they have got more of an idea. Understand when it’s a knee or a serious injury requiring twelve month rehab but ‘indefinite’ sucks for the supporters.
Seamus had to back off from training because he felt pain. Injury recovery is not an exact science. Its different for each person sometimes it truly is hard to gauge and you don't want to come out and say two weeks when in Birchalls case he was two weeks away and then he would have swelling or have pain or have a soft tissue. You can't win in these scenarios
 

matey

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Seamus had to back off from training because he felt pain. Injury recovery is not an exact science. Its different for each person sometimes it truly is hard to gauge and you don't want to come out and say two weeks when in Birchalls case he was two weeks away and then he would have swelling or have pain or have a soft tissue. You can't win in these scenarios
Fair point whether you are an athlete or like all of us getting older you always gotta listen to the body talk
 
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almuz

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Seamus had to back off from training because he felt pain. Injury recovery is not an exact science. Its different for each person sometimes it truly is hard to gauge and you don't want to come out and say two weeks when in Birchalls case he was two weeks away and then he would have swelling or have pain or have a soft tissue. You can't win in these scenarios
Especially for older bodies like Birch, time off for one injury means you can’t condition or work certain muscle groups which culminated in soft tissue injuries which is vicious cycle.

There’d be no rush to get 18 year old Mitchell up and playing footy, especially because he missed preseason.
 

Roger Rogerson

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Back onto Will Day. In the lead up to the bombers game the coaches had pointed out that Cale Hooker is lazy on the mark and doesn't chase.

Fast forward to the last quarter when we are up with only a couple of minutes left and Will has taken one of his couple of saving marks. Hooker man's the mark and Will runs up and plays on to engage Hooker. Hooker goes for a small run at Will who pretends to kick knowing Hooker won't put in another effort so Will puts the jets on and gets us another 10m distance with the ball. Amazing to have taken that in and in the ultimate heat of battle implement it. Special player. Beyond his years.
 

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