COLLINGWOOD’S Andrew Krakouer and Brent Macaffer are set to return from long term knee injuries in the wet today at Bendigo’s Queen Elizabeth Oval against Bendigo Gold in the VFL.
Pies VFL coach Tarkyn Lockyer said yesterday that both will definitely line-up but are likely to only play the first half.
Both players will make a startling return to footy just six months after suffering what appeared to be season-ending knee injuries.
Dr Peter Larkins told 3AW last night that Krakouer had used the tendon of a dead person that may have accelerated his comeback.
“It means you avoid having some of your own hamstring taken out, or avoid using some of your own tendon,” Larkins told 3AW radio.
“It’s revolutionary for footy. It’s used around the world in other sports. I don’t know of another AFL player who has gone down this path.”