Award-winning rookie Jesse Hogan from Great West Sydney is battling to get fit for the season opener after sustaining an ATV injury in training.
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The key forward, who has had two inconsistent seasons at Fremantle, was traded for a mid-round draft pick in the offseason.
Hogan was not in the Giants’ preseason scratch game with the Swans on Saturday, which ended in a 54-all draw, and he is uncertain whether he will play against St Kilda on March 21.
The 25-year-old’s injury could also cause him to miss the second-round clash with his former team.
Hogan was originally selected with the second pick in the 2012 mini-draft and enjoyed several successful seasons with the Demons before returning to his home state.
Meanwhile, the Adelaide Crows suffered an additional injury during their practice match with Port Adelaide, with midfielder Wayne Milera suffering from a ruptured patellar tendon.
He will undergo surgery to repair the damage and faces a long stint on the sidelines, putting his season in jeopardy.