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Mason Wood's successful return

April 16, 2017 8:31 PM

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Mason Wood impressed in his first game in almost two months on Sunday.

Returning from hamstring and knee injuries, the agile forward played three and a half quarters for Werribee against Geelong.

“It was good for Mase to get almost a full game,” Development Manager Ben Dyer told

“Playing forward wasn’t the easiest place to be today, but I thought even the way we moved the ball he still found the footy and got a few looks at the big sticks.”

Wood was involved from the outset, lining up alongside fellow emerging Roos Nick Larkey and Ben McKay deep in attack.

He took several marks and looked strong at ground level after a long period on the sidelines.

“He blew the cobwebs out and most importantly the leg was fine,” Dyer added. 

“Coming down here that would have been his number one priority, and getting a bit of the footy would be a bit of a bonus for him.”

Speaking after the match, Wood said he was delighted to get through.

"Getting through was my main concern. You never know after you have a couple of little setbacks, whether you're going to be able to get through a full game. I got through, which is the most important thing," he said.

"It would have been nice if I had have kicked a little bit straighter, but I had plenty of shots on goal and felt good out there which is the main thing."

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