New North Melbourne co-captain Luke McDonald spoke heartedly about his teammate as the club continues to support the 22-year-old.
The 'Gawndy' equation, a new forward threat and midfield depth headline the Demons' list breakdown.
Impressive pre-season has young Cat Shannon Neale primed to replace injured veteran Tom Hawkins at Geelong
A pair of young Cats are looking to earn a spot in the senior side to start 2023.
The two-time premiership coach will join an elite group of Aussie sporting greats on the alternative medical venture.
"It's just a bit of a kick in the guts when everyone's saying you're fat and unfit."