Star Collingwood defender Paul Seedsman is in a race against time to be fit for his side’s clash with Geelong at the MCG on Friday.
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The 23-year-old suffered from a gluteal issue during last week’s 75-point thrashing of Carlton and had to be substituted midway through the third quarter of the match.
According to AAP, Seedsman only made a brief appearance at training on Wednesday.
However, coach Nathan Buckley said the emerging defender would be given every opportunity to prove his fitness, but admitted his recovery hadn’t come on as quickly as the Magpies had hoped.
“It wasn’t as bad as we first thought, we subbed him as a precaution, but he hasn’t responded as quickly as we would’ve hoped,” Buckley is quoted as saying by AAP.
“He did some work inside this morning after the warm-up – we’ll give him an extra 24 hours and see how he goes.”
Seedsman has been in superb form for the Magpies in 2015, helping his side to a 4-1 start.
The youngster was awarded the ANZAC Day Medal for his best on ground performance against Essendon in front of a packed MCG.