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Hamill aiming for mid-season comeback

24/05/2007 10:35:19 PM Comments (0)

Injured St Kilda star Aaron Hamill says he is hoping for a mid-season return to the AFL.

Hamill, 29, played just 21 matches in the past two seasons and is yet to play this season after knee surgery in February.

The Saints have placed no definite timeframe on his return, but Hamill said the knee had recovered well and he was planning a comeback soon.

"All going well, I'll probably play, I've got it in my head that I'll play a week before the bye and then play during the bye," Hamill told the Nine Network's Footy Show.

The bye comes during round 12, which is split over two weekends.

"All I'm training for now is prevention of soft-tissue injury, the knee's fine, so all I'm training for now, I'm just conditioning my body for what footy throws at it."

Hamill said he had recently had straight-line running sessions and expected to join skills sessions with his team-mates next week.

"I know you've probably heard it before, but I'm feeling very good, I'm feeling fresh, the knee's coming along well and I've had three training sessions, so it's progressing well," he said.

Hamill said he had never contemplated retirement, despite his career being stalled by a series of injuries in recent years.

"I wouldn't be saying what I'm saying if I didn't think, and the medical staff didn't think, that I'd get back playing the footy I know I can play," he said.

"If I can't then I'll cross that bridge when I come to it."

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