Captain Jarrod Witts has endured a minor setback in his preparations ahead of the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. 

Witts was sent for scans following an incident whilst training during the leave period, with results confirming the ruckman had sustained an injury to his left foot.

The 2019 Club Champion had surgery last week and is expected to be available to return to full training in preparation for Round 1. 

“It was a really innocuous and unfortunate incident for Jarrod. He has led from the front throughout the preseason so far, setting a great standard for the group around him and we have no doubt this incident won’t restrict the significant influence he has on the playing group.” General Manager Football Operations, Jon Haines said.   

“We know that he will attack his rehabilitation with the utmost professionalism, and we look forward to having him back in the lead up to Round 1.” 

Brayden Fiorini and Wil Powell have returned from the break and re-joined the main group following post-season surgeries.

Jarrod Harbrow, Anthony Miles, Sam Day and Nick Holman will be back into full training throughout the next fortnight and Josh Corbett will be back amongst the main group in early February. 

“Overall we’re really pleased with where the group is at physically and we’ll welcome back a number of players throughout the next two weeks.”

Foundation SUN, Rory Thompson who is recovering from an ACL injury suffered last preseason is progressing through his running loads and is expected to integrate into the main group in the coming weeks.

The entire GC SUNS playing squad has now returned to training as preparations continue ahead of the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.