Dan Hannebery will face a delayed start to the 2020 pre-season, he fractured his foot during the off-season which will require approximately 6 weeks to recover.
“Our team of physios and strength and conditioning guys were keen to manage Dan’s workload prior to the Christmas break, and their program will now be pushed back two to three weeks.” General Manager of Football Simon Lethlean via Saints media.
Hannebery was severely interrupted in his 2019 preparation after being traded from the Swans 12 months ago, he played just 5 games last season.
Hannebery is expected to be running in early December.
“He should be running at the start of December and training with the main group shortly after.” General Manager of Football Simon Lethlean via Saints media.
Hannebery averaged 25.0 Disposals, 4.4 Marks & 4.2 Tackles in 2019, he recorded a career season high 30.8 Disposals for Sydney in 2016.
The Real Season 2019: 14 Oct – 20 Oct
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Of all the players that didn’t need an off-season injury Dan Hannebery would be ranked quite highly, after being restricted by injury last year he needs to return and complete an uninterrupted program prior to the 2020 H&A season.
Completing a full pre-season is an important requirement that we are continually reminded of by players & coaching staff throughout each year, if Hannebery is to be a serious option at Round 1 he needs no more interruptions.
Hannebery returned to football in Round 14 last season and immediately scored 103pts, he averaged 98.6pts from his 5 games.
Hannebery will be heavily discounted to begin the 2020 season, many will look in his direction and see the potential upside at a reasonable price.
It is worth tracking the progress of Hannebery throughout the pre-season, he will be a decision in Round 1 starting teams if healthy.
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