Collingwood’s Josh Thomas would do whatever it takes to get footy back


Collingwood forward Josh Thomas would be more than willing to enter a quarantine hub in order to play AFL in 2020, although he expects that having no children makes the decision easier for him than it might be for his peers.

However, the 28-year-old is adamant that players need to be prepared to take the extra step wherever possible to get the season up and running to provide entertainment for supporters and bring revenue into the game to support clubs.

Collingwood forward Josh Thomas would have no problems playing in a quarantine hub, but knows circumstances may be challenging for other players.Credit:Getty Images

“It’s one of those things where as a player we said we would do whatever it takes. It’s not going to be ideal in many ways but it’s a pretty serious situation that everyone is in so I think when you say that you will do whatever it takes you have got to go and actually action that as well,” Thomas said.

The 28-year-old, who is contracted until the end of 2021 and is studying during the shutdown, recognises he is more able than others to pick everything up and go into a hub.



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