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Could we see star Hawk Mitchell back in 2019?


Injured Hawthorn star Tom Mitchell has left the door open for a shock return in 2019 but admits he won’t be taking any short cuts in his recovery.

Mitchell, 25, sustained a broken leg during a pre-season training session in January and is likely to miss the entire season.

Last year’s Brownlow Medallist remains optimistic about his chances of returning if the Hawks can secure a top eight spot.

“I’d love to play. If the team can push towards finals I would love to be a part of that,” Mitchell told The Oval Office.

“I think with these types of injuries you can’t take any sort of risk and I wouldn’t want to put the rest of my career in jeopardy.

“My priority will be to get fully fit and whenever the time is that will be.”

Alastair Clarkson’s side sit 3-3 after six rounds and take on Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday.

Tom MITCHELL Hawthorn

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