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McGovern and his ‘famous thumb’ to return

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West Coast coach Adam Simpson says Jeremy McGovern and his “famous thumb” are ready to return for Sunday’s AFL clash with Hawthorn at Optus Stadium.

McGovern has missed the past three games with a broken right thumb but he did enough at training on Thursday to prove his fitness.

Simpson says he isn’t sure whether McGovern will need to wear a protector glove or not.

“He’ll play this week,” Simpson said.

“He got through training well today.

“It’s not one of those things that you see how it pulls up, because he’s not getting any assistance with it, he’s pain free.

“There’s probably some discomfort there.

“It’s become the most famous thumb in the world at the moment.

“He’s not the first bloke to play with a sore thumb.”

Simpson confirmed that…



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