AFL finals Geelong Cats’ Jeremy Cameron backs fitness for AFL prelim

Geelong star Jeremy Cameron is adamant he will likely be match and firing within the Cats’ AFL preliminary remaining in opposition to Brisbane regardless of a restricted build-up to the do-or-die conflict.

Cameron recovered from a round-22 hamstring pressure to play a key position in Geelong’s qualifying-final win over Collingwood and can take centre stage on Friday night time on the MCG.

However he was on mild duties at Monday’s coaching alongside spearhead Tom Hawkins, defender Jake Kolodjashnij and midfielder Sam Menegola.

Cameron additionally missed coaching final Friday, which he blamed on a abdomen bug however stated he was feeling “fresh” and performed down issues over his hamstring.

“It’s (the hamstring) going really well,” he instructed reporters on Monday.

“It’s all planned. It’s been really planned all year really well I thought, except for the end of the Gold Coast game, but even then we knew it was really minor.

“So the entire yr has been deliberate out properly, and we’ll proceed to do this till we’re completed.

“I’ve felt really good this year.”

Cameron’s first season at Geelong in 2021 was affected by hamstring accidents however he was injury-free this yr till struggling a “frustrating” pressure in opposition to the Suns in spherical 22.

He missed only one recreation and was in a position to recuperate over the pre-finals bye.

“I did look straight forward to finals and (was) thinking about that straight away, sitting on the bench,” he stated.

“But the whole time I knew it was pretty minor. It felt a lot different, it didn’t even really feel like a hamstring, it was a bit more tightness.

“But it surely’s at all times a bit scary while you’ve had somewhat little bit of historical past there prior to now.

“So it was a relief when I got the scan back two days later and it was really minor so then I could just get to work over the bye and get back.”

Cameron has booted 62 objectives this yr working alongside Tom Hawkins however stated it was arduous to inform whether or not his 2022 had been higher than his 76-goal season at GWS in 2019.

As he ready for one more massive remaining in entrance of a monster crowd on the MCG, Cameron believed Geelong’s present scenario vindicated his transfer from GWS on the finish of 2020.

“You want to play in the finals and win it all,” he stated.

“At the end of the day, that’s what you’re here to do and I’m excited by that.”

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