Carlton ruckman Robert Warnock is on track to make his debut for the Blues in the second half of the season after coming to terms with the foot injury that derailed the start of his 2009 campaign.
"It's not a common one. Most footballers get navicular problems, but mine was more related to the surgery," Warnock said of his injury.
"I didn't get a full range of motion back, which altered the mechanics of my foot, so everything was a bit tight which put strain on some different areas of the foot which weren't used to it.
"Both times it came on all-of-a-sudden. It wasn't like a gradual build-up of pain where you could back off a bit which is what most stress fractures are like.
"We're pretty confident we've got it sorted out now. I just have to take more time with it and build up the running intensity a bit more gradually."