Port Adelaide young gun Connor Rozee will see a foot specialist to try and solve his ongoing foot issue, per multiple reports.
According to The Herald Sun's Matt Turner, the 21-year old is flying to Sydney on Thursday for a check up on a partly torn right plantar fascia that hampered him throughout 2020 and caused him to miss three games.
At this stage, Port Adelaide expects him to play in Saturday's practice match against the Crows and be fit for Round 1.
Have done a little more digging on this.
Rozee will see a foot specialist tomorrow about his existing plantar fascia injury.
— Max Burford (@mkfburford) February 24, 2021
Rozee told The Advertiser prior to his six-goal haul in an intraclub a fortnight ago that he feels "pretty much back to 100 per cent" but would need to have his training loads managed.
“The weird one about that injury is you can’t really do anything about it other than pretty much just rest and let it heal itself,” Rozee said a few days before the game.
“I think there’s a surgery where you can fully cut it, but that’s worst-case scenario.
“It caused a few issues before Christmas with some tendons, just because I’ve been managing it, which of course leads to load in other parts of your foot that usually don’t get that sort of load.
“But the last couple of weeks I’ve slowly built back and been pretty much 100 per cent.
“I should be right now for the rest of the season.
“I don’t expect to miss games but it’s going to be something that potentially with training my load might be a little bit less.”
The former Pick 5 has booted 38 goals from as many games since making his AFL debut in 2019.