GOLD Coast SUNS big name recruit Karmichael Hunt has confessed his excitement to finally be returning to the AFL.
The code-hopper has spent a combination of weeks on the sideline and then in the reserve grade following injury and illness, but has been named in coach Guy McKenna’s 22 to take on Sydney this Sunday.
In an exclusive interview with SUNS TV, Hunt said he couldn’t be happier to finally be making his return to the promised land.
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“Pretty excited to get the call up,” he said. “It’s been a tough year for myself, bit of bad luck and misfortune injury-wise, but I’ve been lucky enough to be out there for the last couple of weeks and put in some good performances in the NEAFL.”
“Hopefully I can continue that for the SUNS this weekend.”
Confident the worst of his injury woes are behind him, Hunt is looking forward to hopefully making an impact with the senior team.
“I feel ready; ready as I’ll ever be. I’ve been able to put two solid weeks together… I’ve had some good run in my legs for the last month and a bit, so I’m looking forward to getting out and playing on the weekend.”
Hunt couldn’t have picked a more challenging round to stake his AFL comeback, with Gold Coast to meet a red-hot Sydney team at Metricon Stadium from 3.20pm this Sunday.
“It’s going to be a tough ask but I think if nothing else we can expect effort from everyone on the field and expect to compete, and the result will hopefully be in our hands.
“It is going to be a great test for us and we look forward to the challenge.”