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No return date for McCartin

No return date for McCartin

YOUNG St Kilda key forward Paddy McCartin is out indefinitely as he continues to recover from his latest concussion.

The luckless former No.1 draft pick suffered his sixth concussion since 2014 in a VFL game last month and the Saints are taking a cautious approach about his return.

The 21-year-old, who has only managed five senior games this season, had no concerns about his long-term future in the game.

He said he was currently at about 95 per cent but needed to pass some further tests before being available to play.

“I’m going have a few more weeks off and reassess then, but I’m feeling really good,” McCartin said on Wednesday.

“I don’t have any symptoms, in terms of showing physical symptoms, or feeling sick or having headaches, I’m fine.

“There is a lot of testing with this stuff, as there should be, and there are a few of those things that I haven’t ticked off yet.”

McCartin was disappointed at missing the Saints’ surge into the top eight but was hopeful he would be back to play finals if they held their position.

“A couple of weeks ago I said I felt like we could get on a roll and I could see it coming,” he said.

“I think everyone here felt like that and it’s happened.

“Hopefully it’s only a couple of weeks and I’m back; there’s still a lot of footy to go.”

© AAP 2017

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