Dayne Zorko has provided more clarity on his pre-season role in defence.
He confirmed on SEN this week that his role across half-back was more about gaining fitness rather than a positional move.
“It’s obviously something that I guess last week I just trialled simply to get match fitness in,”
“We found our defenders probably run a lot more than what our midfielders and forward do.”
“For me last week it was just about getting kilometres in the legs, I was able to do that up until half time.”
“It’s something I can potentially look at, it’s certainly not in concrete.”
“I think the boys enjoy me around the contest and up forward as well.”
AFL News on Twitter @aflratings “It’s something that we probably can look at further down the
track, but at the moment I’m a mid/forward.”
“Just trying to get that fitness levels back up.” Zorko said.
This was also confirmed last week by @MichaelWhiting.
Dayne Zorko played the first half off half back and was fantastic. First match sim for the skipper and he was played there just to get some run in his legs. Back mid-forward when it counts.— Michael Whiting (@MichaelWhiting) February 11, 2022
Zorko also provided an update on his latest injury.
“I’ve obviously had a little bit of Achilles problems in the past, got through the game on Friday last week and just felt something just didn’t feel right and so we got an MRI and the plantaris that just runs up along the Achilles was just a little bit torn.”
“It’s quite a minor procedure, they just go in take it out and once the stitches are healed you’re back running.”
“I’m planning to run middle of next week as long as those stitches heal really well which at the moment they seem to be tracking really well”.
“All is tracking well for Round 1, just a little setback.”
“Nothing to be too concerned about.” he added.