Froggy to leap again?

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Updated: February 12, 2016
Star North Geelong forward Paul Breguet watches on during last year's qualifying final loss to Inverleigh. Picture: AL PACKER
Star North Geelong forward Paul Breguet watches on during last year's qualifying final loss to Inverleigh. Picture: AL PACKER

Star North Geelong forward Paul Breguet watches on during last year’s qualifying final loss to Inverleigh. Picture: AL PACKER

NORTH Geelong hasn’t ruled out star forward Paul Breguet playing some role in the 2016 season.

The veteran high-flyer ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in less than 24 months in the Magpies win over Winchelsea on May 2.

Breguet, who has kicked 336 goals in 77 games since arriving from Ocean Grove in 2010, delayed surgery until after the season, leaving many to think retirement was on the cards.

However, North Geelong coach Daniel Kee has confirmed Breguet is undergoing rehabilitaion with an eye to taking the field in 2016.

“He reckons he will try and get back for the last part of the year,” Kee told K rock Football.com.au.

“I’m not going to stop him. If that’s what he wants to do – and he wants to go out on his own terms, I think – I’ll be pushing him along.

Breguet has been limited to just 16 senior games in three seasons after suffering his first ACL injury on June 1, 2013.

He missed out on playing in the Magpies’ flag success that year, but returned to help them to a grand final in 2014 with 30 goals from seven games.

Bregeut had kicked 18 goals in three games in 2015 before his knee gave out again.

“We’re not going to put any pressure on him,” Kee said.

“We’re not going to tell him he has to come back and kick all our goals, but who knows?

“We’ll cross our fingers and hope for the very best.”

However, the news isn’t as good for Darcy Eales.

The talented youngster will miss the entire season after suffering a ruptured ACL in a game of mixed netball during the off-season.

“It wasn’t a great start to our 2016 campaign,” Kee said.

“He did it pretty good. He did his ACL, his medial and his posterior, and there was a bit of bone bruising.

“Unless we can chip-in and get him some LARS surgery, I don’t think he will be back.”

North Geelong opens its season with a trip to Winter Reserve to play Belmont Lions.

Twitter: @tom_king79



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