McGovern’s pre-season on hold after surgery
Star West Coast defender Jeremy McGovern will have an interrupted pre-season after having heel surgery this week.
The four-time All-Australian, who hails from North Albany, is expected to return to the track with his teammates in late January, though the Eagles’ senior players return to pre-season training on Monday.
The key defender went under the knife to fix a heel complaint, in a similar procedure to that performed on spearhead Josh Kennedy’s ankle in late 2017.
McGovern’s operation is not expected to affect his availability for the start of next season.
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“Jeremy unfortunately had a little bit of ongoing heel pain during the off-season and we decided the best thing for him was to go and have some surgery of his heel,” Eagles senior physiotherapist Paul Tucker said.
“Very similar to a process (Josh) had done a couple of seasons ago ... we’d expect Jeremy back running with the group in the new year.”
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