After missing Saturday's game against Tatura due to an infected wound, Kyabram star Paul Newman is set to return this weekend for the Bombers' elimination final showdown with Mooroopna.OLIVER CAFFREY September 3, 2014 3:10am
Paul Newman will be back for Kyabram this weekend after missing Saturday night’s game against Tatura with an infected wound.
Compared to what he was dealing with this time last year, a poisoned arm is fairly minor for Paul Newman.
The Kyabram superstar sat out the Bombers’ final Goulburn Valley Football League home-and-away clash against Tatura at Kyabram Recreation Reserve on Saturday night.
After badly grazing his arm against Echuca at Victoria Park in round 16, the wound became infected.
‘‘I just got a graze against Echuca and it just turned pretty bad, I played the Rochester game the following week when I probably shouldn’t have played,’’ Newman said.
With a week’s rest and treatment of the infection, Kyabram fans can sleep easy knowing one of the club’s all-time greats should run out for the Bombers in the first elimination final against Mooroopna on Saturday.
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‘‘For sure, I’d take this (the infection) any day of the week compared to what was going on last year,’’ Newman said.
During 16 senior appearances, he booted 72 goals, including five in the Bombers’ grand final win against Shepparton United.
After off-season surgery, Newman has 62 majors from 14 games this season, with the highlight being a virtuoso performance against Mansfield in round 15 that yielded 12 goals.
Newman said Kyabram was wary of the resurgent Cats this weekend at Tatura Park.
‘‘From all reports they were pretty impressive against United, so it’s going to be a big challenge and we’ll have to be ready for them,’’ Newman said.
‘‘It’s (the arm) coming along well and I’m looking forward to getting out there on Saturday against Mooroopna.’’
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