Adelaide defender Tom Doedee has revealed he is “good to go” for Round Two next month.
The 23-year-old has not played since Round One, 2019 after tearing an ACL against Hawthorn and will use the next two weeks to build match fitness.
A minor setback in pre-season cost Doedee a spot against Sydney in March, but a June 11 comeback could be on the cards.
“I have zero apprehension about my knee,” Doedee told media on Tuesday.
“Had a run around today, all is feeling good… I am good to go.
“It feels like forever since I’ve played a game of footy… thankfully everything that happened before Round One is now behind me.”
All players will be put through their paces over the next three weeks to determine who is match-fit and available for selection in Round Two.
On Tuesday, Adelaide’s interstate players were released from quarantine and travelled back to West Lakes to train in larger groups.
Crows players will train in groups of up to eight people with no contact.
“To be out there on the track and have a kick has been beautiful for us,” Doedee said.
“Even for the guys who stayed in SA, it’s a great feeling.
“This week will be a few main training sessions - skills and weights, adhering to protocols of course.
“Everyone in the football world is looking forward to having it back and I am itching to go after not playing for 14-15 months.”
Adelaide’s playing list and 25 staff will relocate to the Gold Coast on Sunday to begin contact training on Monday.