Experienced defender Easton Wood wasted no time proving his fitness on Friday afternoon.
It took less than a half of football for the former captain to showcase his high-flying best on his return from a hamstring injury, sitting on the shoulders of a Collingwood opponent for a second quarter ‘speccy’.
The 31-year-old played the whole game and got through with flying colours.
He had missed the Bulldogs’ AAMI Community Series match against Melbourne and scratch match against Hawthorn through injury.
“I’m very happy to get through unscathed and feel good out here, be able to hit speed and play with freedom,” Wood said post-game.
“It’s been frustrating (being in rehab).
“I did a hamstring that was meant to be about three weeks and I think it took me six in the end. I couldn’t quite get right.
“But it was a huge milestone playing a full game.”