Brisbane captain Dayne Zorko will use his enforced break to put together his physique for an enormous end to the AFL season in pursuit of premiership glory.
Regardless of working properly this week, Zorko will miss the Lions’ heavyweight conflict with Melbourne on Thursday evening with a minor hamstring damage picked up through the win over St Kilda earlier than the bye.
“I trained really well (on Tuesday) and thought I was a really big opportunity to play but unfortunately it hasn’t eventuated,” Zorko mentioned.
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“A top of the table clash is a game that I would’ve loved to have been a part of but that’s just the way it is.
“I definitely do not want to be taking any dangers at the moment of yr.”
Zorko had a small procedure to repair an Achilles issue in February but returned to play each of the Lions’ first 13 home-and-away games.
The 33-year-old said he will be “definitely proper to go” against the Western Bulldogs at the Gabba in round 16.
“With this little setback it has been good to simply shut the physique down for a few weeks and get in a very good, strong block of coaching and get again to transferring how I used to be in earlier years,” Zorko mentioned..
“That is been a very encouraging signal for me during the last three or 4 days.
“The extra nine days heading into the Bulldogs game will do me the world of good as well.”
Zorko’s return in opposition to the Bulldogs will coincide with Brisbane sporting a commemorative jumper to have fun 20 years for the reason that 2001-03 premiership hat-trick.
The jumper options a picture of the three-peat staff on the again.