A LEAN-LOOKING Harley Bennell showed encouraging signs on the comeback trail from his latest calf setback as Fremantle's players were put through their paces at training on Monday.
Bennell was back jogging at Fremantle Oval after flying to Munich in December to work with renowned Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt in the wake of injuring his 'good' left calf.
The 24-year-old star could effectively be a new recruit for the Dockers this season after repeated calf problems meant he failed to play a game last year following his trade from Gold Coast.
Freo is set to field a new-look outfit in 2017, with four mature-aged recruits joining the club during trade period.
Former Geelong forward Shane Kersten has been training again after a reported groin issue, while Cam McCarthy (GWS), Bradley Hill (Hawthorn) and Joel Hamling (Western Bulldogs) have impressed during pre-season.
Superstar onballer Nat Fyfe has been a standout this summer as his long-awaited return from a broken leg edges closer.
The Dockers' first JLT Community Series hit-out is against crosstown rivals West Coast in Geraldton on February 26.
All pictures by Michael Willson, AFL Photos
Harley Bennell runs laps of Fremantle Oval in his return to training
Cam McCarthy gets to grips with the footy in Dockers colours
Ex-Cat Shane Kersten keeps his eyes on the ball
A fit looking Darcy Tucker (right) fends off Danyle Pearce
Aaron Sandilands (left) and Jonathon Griffin sweat it out in the ruck
The flowing locks of Griffin Logue make a welcome appearance
Skipper David Mundy shows the strain in the Fremantle heat
The Freo squad steps up the pace with a sprinting drill
Superstar alert: Nat Fyfe is back on the track and looking in great shape
Assistant coach David Hale (left) and senior coach Ross Lyon keep an eye on proceedings
Former Hawk Bradley Hill gets his kicking boots on