AFTER fracturing his right patella in November, Charlie Curnow has steadily began his rehabilitation in the lead-up to the 2020 campaign.
While ruling Curnow out for the beginning of the season, Director of High Performance Andrew Russell said the 22-year-old’s recovery was currently progressing as expected.
“With Charlie, we have a really good understanding of what his injury is,” Russell said.
“He won’t be available for the start of the season: we expected it to take a bit of time to recover.
“We’ll give everyone an update as he progresses.”
Speaking to Carlton Media, Curnow said his complete focus was on his rehabilitation and getting back to playing in the Navy Blue in 2020.
While saying there were “still boxes to tick”, the dynamic forward said the recovery was a case of so far, so good.
“I had a meeting with the surgeon and the knee is tracking along quite well,” Curnow said.
“We’ve ruled out the start of the season, which is kind of nice to know. It means I don’t have to rush back.
“I can take my time to look after the knee and do all the right processes before I make my return to the field.
“I can’t wait to get back on the track and do what I love.”