Nick Kommer makes his return
to Essendon's senior side in the Bombers' NAB Challenge win against Carlton.
Kommer's 2014 and 2015 campaigns were ruined by knee tendinitis in his left leg, which required three separate surgeries to correct.
"I was probably more nervous than in my first AFL game because I wasn't sure how my body would hold up," Kommer said.
"I've felt pretty good since the game. At the moment we're still monitoring how I'm feeling but I'm backing up this week against Geelong so we'll see how I go."
Nick Kommer played 19 games in his debut season in 2013, kicked 10 goals and added a frenzied attack on the ball to Essendon's forward line.
"If someone had told me I was going to come in and play nearly a full season in my first year I wouldn't have believed it," Kommer said.
"But if they then said I'd miss the next two years with injury I'd have also said 'That won't happen'. It's been an interesting ride so far."