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Pick me, says Port's Ebert

Steve Larkin 30/03/2011 05:52:16 PM Comments (0)

Port Adelaide forward Brett Ebert says he's primed to return from an injury-cursed period in his AFL career.

Ebert underwent a LARS knee reconstruction last August, and also battled tonsillitis and a shoulder injury on his road to recovery.

But the 27-year-old says he's fit for Port's first home game of the season, against West Coast on Saturday.

"Obviously we had a long preseason and a little bit interrupted here and there," Ebert said on Wednesday.

"This year has been pretty tough.

"I have had three things go wrong - I haven't had that for about six or seven years now, an injury during preseason.

"But I'm over it now and ready to go."

Ebert said he was available to front the Eagles, it was now up to selection.

"Obviously I'd love to play, we will see what the coaches say," he said.

"I trained well today, put my name up for selection, so we'll wait and see."

The Power must also replace injured forward Jay Schulz, who will miss up to eight matches with a knee injury.

Veteran Chad Cornes is the likely replacement, for his first AFL game since Matthew Primus was appointed Port coach last July.

The Eagles are considering Daniel Kerr as their substitute for the fixture, with Mark LeCras (groin) and Chris Masten (knee)out.

Ruckman Nic Naitanui could also return after missing round one with a shoulder injury.

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