Update 6th December:
Stephen Hill (Quad Surgery) won’t be available for full training until late Jan.- early Feb.
“Stephen had the procedure on Monday & the medical advice following his recovery is that he will be able to resume running in six to eight weeks.” Peter Bell
Stephen Hill was moved back to a modified training program this week after suffering Quad soreness in his left leg, further medical advice will be sought to assist in treatment.
This is yet another setback for Hill after a 2018 season in which he missed significant time due to soft tissue injuries.
“Options to rectify the issue are being considered by our medical team, with Stephen on a modified program until a preferred solution is decided on” Fremantle GM of Football, Peter Bell.
Hill averaged 18.4 Disposals from 13 games last season, he has played in 70.5% of games since the beginning of the 2017 H&A season.
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Hill has been on the decline over the last 2 years due to injuries, moving to a modified program so early in the 2019 pre-season isn’t a great sign.
If Hill struggles through next season then an opportunity will exist for one of the Fremantle younger brigade to improve.
For now Hill should be a fade in Draft leagues unless your can sneak him onto your bench, he isn’t a season long prospect despite the perceived value at Round 1 next season.