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Now Max, if we are going to hold you, don't push the return too quickly & make it worse!!

View: https://twitter.com/superfooty/status/1810486568194580585


"Melbourne captain Max Gawn insists he will push for a round 19 return against Fremantle even though his own club’s medical staff has already ruled it out.
Gawn has the Demons’ crucial trip to Perth in his sights despite suffering a chipped fibula, which the club said would sideline him for 2-3 matches.

Fronting reporters on crutches with his right ankle in a moon boot on Tuesday, the Melbourne skipper backed recruit Tom Fullarton to take the No.1 ruck role in his absence.

The Demons take on Essendon (Sam Draper or Todd Goldstein) and Fremantle away (Luke Jackson, Sean Darcy) in their next matches, having only just regained their spark in a strong win over West Coast.

If Gawn misses three weeks he will be absent for the home game against GWS and in-form ruckman Kieren Briggs.

But Gawn said he was intent on only missing Saturday night’s clash against Essendon as he eyed off a series of “eight-point games” integral to the Demons’ finals hopes.

“I’ve learnt a lot of things over my 16-year career to be able to cope with a little one or two-week injury … I’ll keep floating out the word ‘one’ even though the club won’t,” he said.

“I’m very bullish, whenever I get a target, I’m always trying to beat that, and that’s what I’m trying to do.

“I can’t honestly tell you that I’ll beat that (2-3 weeks) because I currently can’t walk, but the human body is amazing, hopefully in the next day or two I’ll be able to walk around and what not, then I can try to push the envelope and see if I can get back as quickly as I can.

“I’ll be going to Perth no matter what the following week, I’m hoping to play, but there’s a chance to coach as well.”
 
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Now Max, if we are going to hold you, don't push the return too quickly & make it worse!!

View: https://twitter.com/superfooty/status/1810486568194580585


"Melbourne captain Max Gawn insists he will push for a round 19 return against Fremantle even though his own club’s medical staff has already ruled it out.
Gawn has the Demons’ crucial trip to Perth in his sights despite suffering a chipped fibula, which the club said would sideline him for 2-3 matches.

Fronting reporters on crutches with his right ankle in a moon boot on Tuesday, the Melbourne skipper backed recruit Tom Fullarton to take the No.1 ruck role in his absence.

The Demons take on Essendon (Sam Draper or Todd Goldstein) and Fremantle away (Luke Jackson, Sean Darcy) in their next matches, having only just regained their spark in a strong win over West Coast.

If Gawn misses three weeks he will be absent for the home game against GWS and in-form ruckman Kieren Briggs.

But Gawn said he was intent on only missing Saturday night’s clash against Essendon as he eyed off a series of “eight-point games” integral to the Demons’ finals hopes.

“I’ve learnt a lot of things over my 16-year career to be able to cope with a little one or two-week injury … I’ll keep floating out the word ‘one’ even though the club won’t,” he said.

“I’m very bullish, whenever I get a target, I’m always trying to beat that, and that’s what I’m trying to do.

“I can’t honestly tell you that I’ll beat that (2-3 weeks) because I currently can’t walk, but the human body is amazing, hopefully in the next day or two I’ll be able to walk around and what not, then I can try to push the envelope and see if I can get back as quickly as I can.

“I’ll be going to Perth no matter what the following week, I’m hoping to play, but there’s a chance to coach as well.”
Main reason I'm trading him is the need to rush it with where his team is at.

A tough schedule to make finals
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Zac Fisher update from North Injury Report...


Defenders Zac Fisher (foot) and Miller Bergman (ankle sprain) also face tests ahead of Round 18.

Fisher was subbed out of North Melbourne's Round 16 match against the Bulldogs and missed the club's win over the Suns, while Bergman went into recovery and swelling management late last week after rolling his ankle in an aerial contest during main training.

"Zac has made great progress in recovering from that midfoot sprain suffered against the Dogs, after failing to clear availability last Thursday," White said.

"He had a positive running session on-ground on Saturday morning and progressed into group training this morning.
 
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