North Melbourne coach Rhyce Shaw says injury-riddled tagger Ben Jacobs is in a “good spot” after a sustained period on the sidelines.
Jacobs picked up a whiplash injury against Brisbane in 2018, suffering neck pain and blocked ears after the game.
He played just two further matches before succumbing to the complex nature of the injury, with North Melbourne doctors opting to rest him for the entirety of 2019 to ensure his full recovery.
Shaw couldn’t hide his emotion when talking about Jacobs’ continued comeback.
“It’s a very tough situation with Benny,” he said on SEN Summer Breakfast.
“He’s shown a lot of courage and it’s a really hard one, you get a bit emotional talking about it because you see the fight, he goes through every day to get himself up.
“He’s in a really good spot now, he’s starting to do a bit of running and started joining in some stationary skills with us and he’s on a path where he may take a little bit longer than people want but for me it’s more about his life than footy.
“He’s getting better and that’s the main thing.”
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