Monday , March 1 2021

Carlton 2018: Jarrod Pickett overweight, doing extra pre-season training sessions



Carlton forward, Jarrod Pickett, will complete additional training sessions with the Blues VFL team after returning to the slightly overweight season.

Pickett has signed an alternative training program to get back the figure, including double sessions.

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The program is supervised by Blues' new high-performance director Andrew Russell, the AFL website says.

It is understandable that Blues players made the hard call to Pickett, who has played 17 games since he arrived at Carlton via trading with GWS two years ago.

Pickett, 22, was initially hired by the Giants with option 4 in the 2014 plan. He lost a big part of last season with a broken wrist.

media_cameraJarrod Pickett is also conducting pre-season training sessions. Picture: Michael Klein

Meanwhile, Carlton's new co-captain Sam Docherty says he can not wait for Round 1 next season after missing in 2018 with a knee injury.

"I did not exclude the game at the end of last season, which took me through time – hoping I could bring it up late in the year," he said.

"I put myself in a position to play and I was probably ready to play, but we made the decision that we can also take all the risk and reorganize the season.

"I wanted to have a full off-season to be able to prepare my gym for the first day of the pre-season. Now I am ready to hit Round 1 and start the season as the rest of the boys.

"I have a good basic level of fitness and I will take three or four months before Round 1, so I will be ready to leave."


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