Greater Western Victoria Rebels young gun Tom Berry is continuing his rehabilitation from a scaphoid injury that ended his TAC Cup season.
Berry sustained the thumb injury during the under-18 national championships for Vic Country in July.
Since then he has been on a program with the hope of being right to test at the national combine in early October.
Greater Western Victoria Rebels coach Marc Greig said the club was hopeful their star player would get his chance to impress.
“He’s been doing everything he can to get as fit as he can for the national combine,” Greig said.
“He’s just got to maintain his fitness and when he gets a bit sore, he looks after his body.”
The national combine allows talented players like Berry the chance to strut their stuff in front of AFL recruiters. Berry has excelled at TAC Cup level and will be hoping to find his way onto an AFL list by year’s end.
While players are monitored from an early age, the combine provides a final assessment ahead of the AFL national draft on November 23. While the combine tests players’ physical assets, the interview process can be just as important for AFL hopefuls.