Adelaide ruckman Sam Jacobs endured an injury-shortened year at West Lakes after suffering a knock to his right knee against Sydney in Round Two.
Although he returned via the SANFL in early June, Jacobs was kept out of the side by dominant performances from emerging ruckman Reilly O’Brien.
The Ardrossan native mark his return to competitive football in the SANFL with five goals against North Adelaide.
Ever the professional, Jacobs bided his time and returned to the side to face West Coast in Round 21.
Against Collingwood, in Round 22, Jacobs played his 200th AFL game.
Mr. 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ pic.twitter.com/DPRDqlC6em— Adelaide Crows (@Adelaide_FC) August 17, 2019
At a glance (AFL):
Hitouts per game: 36
Hitouts to advantage per game: 11.4
Score launches per game: 4
At a glance (SANFL):
Disposals per game: 10.8
Round 23 v Western Bulldogs
Against the Bulldogs in Ballarat, Jacobs notched 58 hit-outs - the third highest return of his career.
In his 201st AFL game, the 31-year-old had the rub over Bulldogs ruckman Tim English, who finished the game with 25 hit-outs.
Jacobs also added 10 contested possessions, eight score involvements and four inside-50s to his stat sheet for the day.