NAB “touch and go” – Selwood

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Updated: January 12, 2016
New Barwon Health Foundation ambassador, Geelong recruit Scott Selwood, meets a patient at Geelong Hospital. Picture: AL PACKER.
New Barwon Health Foundation ambassador, Geelong recruit Scott Selwood, meets a patient at Geelong Hospital. Picture: AL PACKER.

New Barwon Health Foundation ambassador, Geelong recruit Scott Selwood, meets a patient at Geelong Hospital. Picture: AL PACKER.

GEELONG recruit Scott Selwood is holding out hope he will make an appearance in the NAB Challenge after undergoing an ankle reconstruction in October.

The former Eagle is back running, but admits he may cutting it fine to see any pre-season action.

“At this stage, the way it’s looking, it’s touch and go,” Selwood said as he was unveiled as a Barwon Health Foundation ambassador.

“If I could get some time playing in the NAB, that would be great, but if not, I’m not fussed.

“I just know I need to come back close to 100 per cent and play as effectively as I can for the team.

Scott (left) and Joel Selwood ran strongly last Wednesday as they continued their recovery from injury. Picture: AL PACKER

Scott (left) and Joel Selwood ran strongly last Wednesday as they continued their recovery from injury. Picture: AL PACKER

Selwood, who ran strongly with brother Joel during training last week, says his comeback is being closely scrutinised by the Cats’ medical staff.

“It’s one of those things that’s ongoing,” he said.

“We have to monitor it every four weeks, and at the moment we’re training really well and making some really good progress.

“But, at this stage, we’ll go through this four-week block and then we’ll reassess.”

As well as being an ambassador for the Barwon Health Foundation alongside Daniel Menzel, Selwood has also thrown his support behind the #ProjectLove fundraising campaign.

The initiative has already raised $1 million of the $3 million needed for the redevelopment of the Andrew Love Cancer Centre.

“I’m really happy to be on board for this really important cause and to be supporting the Geelong community through this project,” Selwood said.

“Having an excellent chemotherapy treatment facility is such an important project for the Geelong region, and I’m looking forward to joining Dan and the Barwon Health Foundation in helping to achieve this.”

To support #ProjectLove and the work of the Barwon Health Foundation go to www.barwonhealthfoundation.org.au or phone 4215 8900.

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