Adelaide forward Riley Thilthorpe says the hard work he put in throughout the pre-season has him primed to attack his knee rehabilitation. 

The 21-year-old underwent surgery on his left knee after an incident in the closing stages of Adelaide’s AAMI Community Series clash. 

Thilthorpe recently began his recovery period and joining Noffy and Thomo on last week’s episode of Crows Chat, he gave an update on how he was progressing.

“I had surgery about a month ago and all is going pretty well and I’m starting to build myself back up now which is nice,” Thilthorpe said. 

“Over the pre-season there was a mix of things that really helped me improve, and I was in a really good space with both my body and mind throughout the whole summer. 

“Having been around for a few years I have more of an understanding of what works for me, I felt that really helped me through the pre-season and will help me now with my recovery. 

“Unfortunately my body let me down right before the start of the season, but I still feel like I’m in a good spot.” 

Thilthorpe has also looked at a number of ways to keep himself busy during rehab, including taking up a new musical instrument.

“I bought a guitar a few months ago so I've been trying to learn that and catch Ranks (Izak Rankine),” Thilthorpe said. 

“For me it’s just been about trying to keep as busy as I can throughout this period. The guitar has been a good challenge, while I’ve tried to catch up with as many friends and family as possible.”

Crows Chat, hosted by Noffy and Thomo, will air every Sunday at 9am on Triple M Adelaide throughout the season.