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Saints cut workload of star recruit after another setback

ANOTHER hamstring setback for St Kilda recruit Dan Hannebery will see him on a reduced workload for the next fortnight.

However, the Saints are adamant there was no strain, with his latest injury to the same muscle he hurt before Christmas.

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Hannebery was injured during match simulation on Friday, February 1, but has been running and boxing since then.

His program has been managed this preparation after groin and calf issues hampered the triple All Australian in his final couple of seasons at the Swans.

A gradual build-up was always the plan, as he said in November.

“The physio staff and the fitness staff here have been first-rate with the program they’re setting and the work they do to get you right,” Hannebery said.

“That was a really attractive thing to come down here, with some of the injury battles that I’d experienced in recent years.

“Probably being a bit smarter with my training in the off-season, and then in the pre-season to start with, and just management and knowing who to go to as well.

“You do need a little bit of luck but I’m really confident that with work ethic and some management, I’ll be fine.”

Hannebery turns 28 later this month and is contracted until the end of 2023.

The Saints return from their AFL Players’ Association mandated four-day break on Tuesday.

Source: AFL FOOTBALL NEWS