AFL return driving Bulldogs ironman Morris

“It’s no secret that I’m 36. I am old in footy terms,” Morris told reporters on Tuesday.

“But I want to play for as long as I possibly can. Where that is, I don’t know.

“I’d never go into any year thinking it’s going to be my last year. I just want to go in and play footy and see what happens.”

Coach Luke Beveridge has said the Dogs will not rush Morris back into senior football, a position the key defender is more than comfortable with.

“I’d need a good run to get the form and fitness back into me,” he said.

“I haven’t played all season so I have to prove myself over again.

“Hopefully the form’s good enough.”

Morris has a legendary ability to cope with injury – he famously played with a broken bone in his back during the 2016 finals series and was part of the Bulldogs’ drought-breaking premiership team.

The 252-game veteran is one of the AFL’s most respected players.

While the developing Dogs only have a slim chance of playing finals, Morris said their upset win over Port Adelaide had inspired plenty of confidence.

“Wins interstate are huge,” he said.

“They build belief, motivation, desire, drive. The biggest thing is the belief because you’re in foreign territory, you don’t have your crowd behind you.

“Those wins are massive.”


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