Geelong ahead Jeremy Cameron says he’s ready to go away Friday’s Spherical 1 blockbuster towards Collingwood halfway by means of the sport if he will get phrase his companion is in labour.
Cameron’s companion Indiana Putra is closely pregnant and as a result of give start to the couple’s first little one between Rounds 1 and a couple of of the AFL season, which kicks off on Thursday night time.
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If the start clashes with the sport on Friday night time, the Cats spearhead says he received’t play.
At this stage it’s probably Cameron will in a position to play in Geelong’s season opener towards the Magpies, given the child’s due date is after the match. The Cats play Carlton in Spherical 2.
“I’ve been fairly clear with the membership and we have now spoken about it a good bit that if the (labour) occurs (earlier than the match) then I received’t have the ability to play,” Cameron stated.
“However I’m joyful to go to the sport (if that’s not the case).
“Proper now it’s utterly regular and it’s only a ready sport. That’s the arduous factor about it — you by no means know when it should come.
“If the decision comes at halftime, then that might be a choice that needs to be made then.”
A participant leaving mid-game to make a mad sprint to be with their companion could be fairly one thing.
Demons veteran Nathan Jones missed out on Melbourne’s drought-breaking premiership in 2021 to witness the start of twins.
Parramatta Eels halfback Mitch Moses made an enormous sacrifice when he skipped the start of his first little one to play within the Eels’ NRL preliminary closing win over the Cowboys in Townsville final 12 months.
Cameron will be a part of Geelong’s rising crew of dads, who famously dressed up as geriatrics for his or her Mad Monday celebrations after successful final 12 months’s premiership in response to commentary concerning the quantity veterans aged over 30 within the workforce.
The Cats performed the ultimate with the oldest workforce to ever win a VFL/AFL premiership.
Geelong might be with out each their key forwards for the season opener towards Collingwood on the MCG.
Whereas Cameron is unsure, Tom Hawkins is not any certainty to play as he’s nonetheless recovering from pre-season foot surgical procedure.
“Tom is coaching very well and hopefully we’re each on the market,” Cameron stated.
“But when we’re not, I’m positive they (the coaches) have checked out it just a few instances all through the week.
“We’ve a number of guys that may play completely different roles, and I feel we’re actually fortunate with that.
“We’ve some backmen that may go ahead, we have now new guys coming in and we have now guys that play completely different roles coming in.
“Hopefully it doesn’t play out that means, but when it does, it will likely be a little bit of a distinct trying ahead line.”
With the 2 key forwards unsure and new recruits Ollie Henry, Tanner Bruhn and Jack Bowes on board — it seems one of many AFL’s most weird streaks will proceed.
Within the historical past of the competitors, the very same workforce of twenty-two that received the Grand Ultimate has by no means reunited to take the sector for Spherical 1 the next 12 months.