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Sport Ablett aiming to ramp up AFL training

01:27  13 march  2018
01:27  13 march  2018 Source:   msn.com

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As the Cats await word on Patrick Dangerfield's hamstring injury, Ablett looks more likely to be ready for their March 25 opener against Melbourne.

By then it will be just on a month since Ablett tweaked a hamstring at training and a scan showed a strain.

"I'm hoping to join in (full training) at the end of this week, if not early next week, and just really looking forward to jumping into it," Ablett said on Monday.

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Gary Ablett has completed Gold Coast's training session on Thursday and will be named by the Suns to on Saturday make his 300th AFL appearance.

AFL Live Pass FAQs. Support. Logout. After the Suns' round two loss to St Kilda, the club re-assessed its position and decided to keep Ablett out of football , concentrating on strengthening the shoulder in training .

Excitement is high at Geelong about Ablett's return and his addition to their midfield alongside Dangerfield and captain Joel Selwood.

But Dangerfield hurt a hamstring in Sunday's pre-season loss to Essendon and the 2016 Brownlow Medallist says it is the first time the he has suffered the injury.

The public holiday means Geelong must wait until Tuesday for Dangerfield to have scans and know the full extent of the injury.

"It feels pretty good," Dangerfield said at Geelong's headquarters on Monday.

"I've never done a hammy before, so without having done one, it's hard to say where it's at."

Dangerfield was not worried about his setback.

"It's not ideal - that being said, there are far more people in worse situations than I am," Dangerfield said.

"You need a little bit of perspective I think."

Lachie Henderson (knee) and Scott Selwood (ankle) are still recovering, while Rhys Stanley also hurt a calf in the Essendon loss.

Ablett in for Cats, Danger doubts remain .
Superstar Geelong duo Gary Ablett and Patrick Dangerfield are battling injuries to be ready for the start of the AFL season.Ablett didn't feature in Geelong's pre-season series after suffering a hamstring strain in February and has been carefully managed since.

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