COLLINGWOOD forward Andrew Krakouer and utility Brent Macaffer both made successful comebacks from ACL injuries in the VFL today against Bendigo at Queen Elizabeth Oval.
Pies VFL coach Tarkyn Lockyer said he was impressed by what the two achieved on limited game time.
“Both of those guys probably played close to three quarters today and clearly having not played in the last five and a half or six months, they need those couple of games,” Lockyer said.
“You get out what you put it in. I think diligent in their recovery and diligent in their rehab process.”
Krakouer showed glimpses with an impressive goal in third term as he slowly got into the game. It was the start of a remarkable comeback from injuries that appeared to be season-ending earlier this year.
Macaffer played mainly at half back in the first half and finished up playing on the half forward line where he was important in the dying stages of the 13-point win over Bendigo.
Alan Didak ended up being the most impressive of the trio and finished up kicking the match-winner. He is a strong chance to return against Sydney next week.