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Harry hoping for a return soon

RUMOURS Geelong veteran Harry Taylor took a similar path to St Kilda great Robert Harvey to deal with his plantar fascia issues may well be on the mark.

However, Taylor has stopped short of confirming whether he jumped off a table like Harvey to help heal the issue that has limited to him just three games in 2018.

“Possibly, possibly,” Taylor said when asked if he was inspired by Harvey.  “We will reveal it at some point.”
Having played no less than 21 games in his previous 10 seasons in the AFL, one could forgive Taylor, who turned 32 yesterday, if his frustration was at peak levels.
“I’m not used to missing games of footy. In 10 years of footy I haven’t missed many games or many training sessions,” he said.
“It is something a bit different. But you’ve got to keep things in perspective.
“To have only missed this many games so far is insignificant to some of the injuries we see some players get. To have Aaron Black go down and potentially miss a big chunk of footy, and Esava Ratugolea, you’ve got to put it in perspective very quickly.
“I’m very lucky that I’ve only got a bit of a sore foot and can be out there pretty soon.”
How soon and what level remains the question, with Taylor potentially facing a stint in the VFL, especially with the performances of Mark Blicavs and Jack Henry to provide Chris Scott and his staff with some selection headaches.
“I’ve got to get through a few more sessions and then its up to the coaches to see what the plan is from there,” he said.
“(Our coaches and fitness staff) will map out what I’ve done from a fitness point of view, the kilometres,” Taylor said.
“Every time you go on the training track you wear a GPS. Every metre is measured and the speed you run, the change of speed, change of direction is calculated and measured.
“They will work through that to see if I’ve done enough to be able to play and at what level.”
Twitter: @tom_king79
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