Increased Western Sydney recruit Jesse Hogan is racing to be fit in time for the Giants’ AFL opener as he battles a quad injury.
The former Fremantle and Melbourne forward pulled up sore at training this week and is anticipated to be ruled out of the round-one conflict with St Kilda at Giants Stadium on March 21.
Hogan endured an injury-riddled two seasons at the Dockers, complex by psychological health concerns, before heading to GWS during the 2020 substitute duration.
His Giants teammates were in action in a convention match against Sydney on Saturday, with the crosstown competitors playing out a dour 54-all design.
Extra north, the Brisbane Lions started lifestyles with Joe Daniher in style by crushing Gold Cruise by 47 points in their pre-season hit-out at Metricon Stadium.
The former Essendon forward produced an electrical point to in Lions colours, as he and fellow huge Eric Hipwood slotted four targets each.