Jaidyn Stephenson has been something of a revelation in his short time at North Melbourne, becoming an impressive force in midfield.
Stephenson has averaged almost 20 disposals a game in 2021, finding the ball more than ever before. He still knows his way around the goals though, kicking 10 majors so far from his eight games.
But his season hit a speed bump, after suffering a wrist injury following the Round 8 clash with Collingwood, forcing him onto the sidelines.
Following surgery to repair a hairline fracture in his left scaphoid, Stephenson’s recovery is almost complete, and he looks ready to put his hand up for selection, sooner rather than later.
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GM of Football Brady Rawlings says his ability to continue training through his recovery holds him in good stead for a swift return.
“He’s (Stephenson) ticked every box we’d have hoped he’d have ticked by this stage … he’s going really well,” Rawlings told North Media.
“He’ll have a review with the specialist next week … there’s no guarantee at the moment but we’re really hopeful.
“Given he’s been able to train throughout this whole period, he should be available for selection as long as he gets through that review.”