AFL – Sam Docherty (Carlton)

#AFLFantasy Sam Docherty (ACL) will play first competitive game since 2017 on Saturday night

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via AFL.com.au & Riley Beveridge:

The Blues have confirmed that Docherty will make the trip to Mandurah this weekend, having gotten through last Thursday’s scratch match victory over the Magpies unscathed.

“It’s exciting for him,” Carlton assistant coach John Barker said on Wednesday.

“It’s obviously his first hitout against opposition in two years, but he’s building really well and it’s exciting for him not just from a football point-of-view but also from a personal point-of-view.

Docherty was an AFL Fantasy star before being struck down by successive ACL injuries.

He posted an AFL Fantasy average of 101 in 2016 & 116 in 2017.

There is no reason Docherty can’t build himself back up to those numbers, but prepare to be patient & take on some risk.