Seymour coach Brent Colbert had ruled himself out for the season due to a back injury, but following successful surgery he made his return to the field for the Lions on Saturday.MATTHEW GALEA July 22, 2014 3:05am
Seymour playing coach Brent Colbert won’t remember his comeback game for the result, but his rapid return from back surgery was impressive nonetheless.
Colbert suffered a severe back injury, which required surgery, in pre-season and had previously ruled himself out for the Goulburn Valley Football League season.
The playing coach said the injury sustained was a painful one, but he was feeling better now.
‘‘I basically had a bulging disc,’’ Colbert said.
‘‘The disc was pushing on the nerve and I couldn’t bend or anything like that.
‘‘I had numbness right down my back.
‘‘So the surgeons have gone in and shaved (the disc) back and given it a bit of a tidy up.’’
A good training run on Thursday prompted Colbert to pick himself for Saturday’s match against Shepparton, his first senior appearance since August.
Colbert was named in Seymour’s best and had a particularly impressive first half, but, like most of his teammates, faded in the second half as the Lions let a 31-point half-time lead slip to eventually lose by nine.
‘‘I feel awesome, but as far as footy goes, I’ve got a long way to go,’’ Colbert said.
‘‘Like everyone else I probably had a good first half, but when the game was there to be won, I didn’t stand up.’’
With the comeback game behind him, Colbert said he was looking forward to kicking on and seeing out the remainder of the season.
‘‘I’m feeling pretty good now, which is nice,’’ Colbert said.
‘‘Even last year, I played seven games and got injured and only played another two, so it was nice to get a full game in.’’
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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