Cats recruit Jeremy Cameron says he’s overcome a minor hamstring injury as he and the side ramp up for the beginning of the 2021 AFL Premiership Season.
After putting in work alongside the Cats draftees and fellow recruits throughout December, Cameron was sidelined after Christmas with the strain.
Speaking to SEN Breakfast, Cameron said he was now back in training with his new teammates and feeling like he was becoming entrenched in the club.
“I was feeling really good until the hamstring.” Cameron said.
“It was only minor; it was probably only two to three weeks.
“It’s been about four now and I’m back in main training as of Monday.
“But feeling good and settling into the club nicely.
“The guys have been really welcoming and the club’s been great.”
After finally moving into his own house in the area last week, Cameron says he’s beginning to understand the history of the club and also the lure of the town.
“I’ve sort of listened in and been told a lot about the history since I’ve been here over my couple of months here and it’s been amazing just to listen in to.” Cameron said.
“Away from the club has probably been one of the biggest changes for me.
“I’m still amazed that you can be 15 minutes outside of Geelong and feel like you’re in Dartmoor (Cameron’s hometown).
“For me that’s been great; the ocean’s really close, the family’s a lot closer, but just the general nature of living has been awesome and that’s something I really wanted to do.”
But whilst the change in environment is paying off personally, Cameron knows the expectation on him will be high as learns a new game plan and grows his understanding of his new teammates.
“There’s a lot of sort of older guys here at Geelong and they really know how to run everything, and they’ve been doing it for a long time.” Cameron said.
“It’s just getting used to the different programs, a lot of it is the same, there is just differences as well.
“I’ve done a fair bit of learning I feel over the last couple of months and bouncing ideas off these senior, experienced guys.
“It’s been a big learning curve for me I feel but at the same time I bring a bit as well and there’s pressure on me to perform as well.
“That’s definitely something I do have to juggle but it’s definitely been interesting.”
The Cats will face Collingwood in a closed practice match next Friday at GMHBA Stadium before taking on Essendon in their Powercor Country Festival game as a part of the AAMI Community Series game on March 6 also at GMHBA Stadium.