Brad Inglis is again trying to resurrect his injury-troubled football career with Darley.
This time the former Devils co-captain hopes help from Carlton medical staff will be the difference between playing or again hanging up his boots.
Inglis suffered a debilitating leg injury in 2013. He broke a fibula, chipped a tibia and dislocated an ankle.
He made a comeback that year and played 10 games in 2014, but said it had been a struggle.
His absence for the past two seasons has nothing to do with a desire to play.
Inglis, 25, said he had started pre-season in each year, but the leg had let him down.
Inglis said as a self-employed electrician, there was more to consider than football. He said could not afford to have the leg impact detrimentally on his business.
New Darley coach Heath Scotland, a former Carlton player, has made it possible for Inglis to get assistance from physiotherapy staff at the Blues. Inglis said there were no guarantees, but he was prepared to give it another go.