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Updates on McGovern, Pickett

Phase two | New recruits Carlton's four additions over the trade period have been hard at work in their first pre-season at Ikon Park.

CARLTON’S Mitch McGovern will be reintegrated into training over the opening weeks of 2019. 

After sustaining a non-displaced fracture in his back, McGovern completed running and cross training sessions in the last fortnight.  

With the Blues to return to pre-season training today, the new recruit will gradually make his way into training in the coming weeks.


Meanwhile, Jarrod Pickett also had successful surgery to repair his patella tendon.  

The 22-year-old will remain in a brace for the next month and will then commence cycling and swimming, before a return to running. 

Will Setterfield will also reintegrate back into training over the month of January in preparation for his first season as a Blue. 


Joint captain Sam Docherty is recovering well from his surgery on his ACL, as he begins work on his strength and range of motion in the first phase of his rehabilitation. 

A return to footy-specific conditioning is also in the offing for Caleb Marchbank and Darcy Lang, as they return from back and foot injuries respectively. They will progress with their running and strength programs in the next few weeks.