Sydney Swan star’s rehabilitation is on track despite long lay-off.
Sydney Swans veteran Adam Goodes has given his assurance he will be back in the red and white before the AFL finals start and that his injury lay-off won’t inhibit him.
Goodes has been out of action for the Swans after being subbed out in round 13 as his side lost to Port Adelaide.
Since then the Swans have won six games in a row with the club showing off the depth of talent that has then instilled as one of the favourites again to win the flag.
Goodes said his return was penciled in for the Swans clash with St Kilda at the SCG on August 18 if everything goes according to plan,
“It’s looking really positive,” Goodes said.
“I probably need about two weeks of running outside before I can come back and play.
“Maybe another two more weeks … that’s without any hiccups on the way.”
The 33-year-old said the latest injury setback was unfortunate, it was not bad enough to shorten the remainder of his career.
“I lost a bit of my cartilage, I’ve still got two-thirds of it there,” he said.
“Talking to other past players, by the end of their careers they were playing without cartilage in their knees – it was bone on bone.
“I’m definitely not at that level. I don’t think it (the knee surgery) will slow me down, I’ve had this knee operated on before and my pace has been always there.’