Carlton star Charlie Curnow is “super confident” he can regain his pre-injury form as he gets set to play in his first game since 2019.
Curnow will take the field with Carlton’s VFL side this weekend, playing heavily restricted minutes as he aims to gradually build up his loads after a run of knee injuries.
The 24-year-old has endured five separate knee issues since injuring his medial ligament in a match against Fremantle in July 2019, dragging a once-promising career to a halt.
“I’m pumped,” Curnow told Nine News Melbourne ahead of his VFL comeback. “Looking forward to this weekend, it’s going to be pretty good.”
“It’s obviously been really hard but I’ve had a good support group around me [with] my family and people at the club. I’m just ready to play football and to start enjoying it again.”
When asked if he could regain the form which saw him kick 34 goals in 20 games back in 2018, Curnow didn’t mince his words.
“That’s the plan, I’m super confident,” he said.
“[Carlton Director of High Performance] Andrew ‘Jack’ Russell and the team who are putting me out there have done a great job so I’m looking forward to it.”
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