Star recruit Tom Rockliff has been left out the the final JLT series game for Port Adelaide, he has been battling knee soreness as reported 3 weeks ago.
The precautionary step by the Power not playing Rockliff will allow him another 2 weeks to be fully prepared for the 2018 H&A season.
Brad Ebert suggested another week to rest for Rockliff on Monday.
“They might just hold him out & give him another week to fully recover before Round 1.. it’s just more making sure that he’s 100% ready to hit Round 1” Brad Ebert on Tom Rockliff
— aflratings.com.au (@aflratings) March 8, 2018
FANTASY TAKE: Many fantasy coaches wanted to see how Rocky would fit in to the Port Adelaide team throughout the JLT Series & this will now not eventuate, Rockliff had an interrupted 2017 due to a shoulder injury. Port Adelaide were ranked 11th in 2017 averaging 377.0 Disposals per game.