In­jury fear for Han­ley

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

BRIS­BANE Lions vice­cap­tain Pearce Han­ley is at long odds to play his 100th AFL game on Sun­day against Fre­man­tle.

Coach Justin Lep­pitsch says the Lions will not take any risks with Han­ley, who was subbed out in the third quar­ter of their loss to Ade­laide last week­end with ham­string tight­ness.

Com­plet­ing the main train­ing ses­sion yesterday might not even be enough for the Ir­ish­man, who will not be taken on the trip west to Do­main Sta­dium un­less the coach­ing staff is “110 per cent” con­fi­dent he will not ag­gra­vate the in­jury.

Han­ley was mak­ing just his third ap­pear­ance of the year against the Crows, hav­ing been side­lined due to ca­reer­sav­ing hip surgery and re­hab, across the first half of the sea­son.

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