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Scrimshaw closing on return

Injury Update: Scrimshaw We caught up with young Hawk Jack Scrimshaw to see how he is travelling after his injury before the bye round.

Injured Hawthorn defender Jack Scrimshaw is eyeing off a return to the senior side, hoping to be on the plane to take on Sydney in Round 14.

Scrimshaw injured the lateral ligament in his knee against Port Adelaide in Round 10.

The initial diagnosis was for the former Sun to be sidelined for up to six weeks, but Scrimshaw believes the signs are looking promising for a speedy comeback.

“It’s progressing really well,” Scrimshaw said.

“I’ve been running for the last couple of weeks and hopefully I’ll get into full training next week.”

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With nine senior games already under his belt this season, Scrimshaw said his confidence is growing at the elite level.

Playing out of the back half, the 20-year-old has averaged 16.2 disposals so far this season, standing out with his penetrating left-foot kick and ability to read the play.

Scrimshaw says his stint on the sidelines has been an annoying road bump in his progression.

“It definitely was frustrating.

“I was getting my confidence up before I got injured.

“But it’s been good to play a few games.

“I’m looking forward to the second half of the year and hopefully continuing to improve as a player.”

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