Defender Jackson Trengove of Port Adelaide won’t be returning to full training for approximately six more weeks, but he still believes he’ll be ready to suit up for his club’s round-one match against Fremantle in round one. Wagers for this and all other AFL games can be made after checking out the BetEasy AFL Odds. Trengove underwent shoulder surgery back on January 15 after he injured it during a training-session marking contest. The Power would like to have him back in the squad as soon as possible since Trengove is regarded as one of the team’s most important defenders.
He should soon be able to start running, but is still a month or more away from competitive training sessions. However, he believes that his history of quick recoveries will help him get back to action sooner than predicted. Trengove suffered ankle and foot injuries last year and recovered from them pretty quickly. He recently told the media, “As for the physical stuff, I think we’ll be pushing pretty hard towards round one, and we’ll probably leave it as late as possible and then smash it with a couple of weeks to go. The doctors, surgeon and physio that we’ve got at the club are all pretty confident that we’ll be around the mark for round one as I’ve probably proven that I’m able to get back from injury a little bit quicker than expected.”
With Trengove out of action on the sidelines it gives other Power players such defenders Cam O’Shea and Tom Clurey the chance to show the coaching staff what they’re capable of. Clurey debuted in the AFL last year in the first round, but didn’t play another senior game for the rest of the season, while O’Shea looked impressive during the dozen matches he appeared in. Trengove believes his team has plenty of depth and that should help them enjoy a successful campaign in 2015. Fans of Port Adelaide can back them by searching the BetEasy AFL Odds and then making a wager.
The team went out in the preliminary final last year, but will be a favourite in the BetEasy AFL Odds this season due to the addition of ruckman Patrick Ryder last October. Trengove believes Ryder adds a lot of skill to the squad, but there’s still a lot of work to do if the club intends to be a legitimate contender in 2015. Trengove stated, “We’ve got a long way to go. I think everyone sort of puts us in that bracket just because we had a good year last year. We’re still a club that, if you look at us two years ago, we were down the bottom of the ladder, but we’ve got a lot of proving to do.”