Eagles small forward leaves pre-season camp

SEN - Tue, 4th Dec 2018 - 0 Comments

West Coast coach Adam Simpson confirmed that exciting small forward Liam Ryan has left a pre-season training camp after struggling to meet the physical requirements.

Ryan departed the gruelling biennial camp at the Stirling Ranges in southern Western Australia and returned back to Perth.

Despite the exit, Simpson isn’t concerned by the 22-year-old’s condition.

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“It was a physical camp. He’s pretty fit, he ran well today, but he didn’t handle it (the camp) too well to the back end so we pulled him out and we took him home,” Simpson said.

“Nothing too sinister. From what I heard reported as well was a bit different than what actually happened.

“It’s not 1985. We’re not here to break these guys. It’s to test them physically and he didn’t get through it, but that’s OK.

“I’m not too stressed about that.”

Eagles’ senior players reported back to pre-season training on Monday and will train as a group until the 14th of December.

Ryan is currently being investigated for a family dispute that occurred just after the club’s Grand Final triumph over Collingwood.