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Boost for Crows with duo only a fortnight away

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 14: Paul Seedsman of the Crows poses for a portrait during the Adelaide Crows team photo day at AAMI Stadium on February 14, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Paul Seedsman is yet to play for the Crows in 2017

ADELAIDE forward Mitch McGovern and winger Paul Seedsman could make their returns to the AFL as early as round 14.

McGovern and Seedsman will resume playing in the SANFL in the next one to two weeks.

McGovern suffered a serious hamstring injury in the Crows' round three Showdown win against Port Adelaide, while Seedsman is yet to play at any level this season because of groin soreness. 

The Crows have the bye in round 13 before they host Hawthorn at Adelaide Oval on Thursday, June 22.

"Paul Seedsman and Mitch McGovern trained fully with the group last week," Crows general manager of high performance Matt Hass told

"They’ll continue that again this week and are on track to re-join the SANFL group in the next 1–2 weeks." 

Crows assistant coach Scott Camporeale said McGovern and Seedsman would be valuable additions to the side in the second half of the season.

"It puts more pressure on guys to perform well and we think they are an important part of our best 22 going forward," Camporeale told reporters on Tuesday.

"We haven't seen a lot of Seeds yet, but he looks really good.

"Mitch is a talent, so we'd love to have him in our forward line, he gives us something different up there, too.

"It puts guys on notice to play well and perform, and that's great."

Midfielder Curtly Hampton will miss three months after having ankle surgery last Friday, putting him in a race to be ready for the finals. 

Forward Troy Menzel (corked quad) is expected to train with the main group on Tuesday after missing the past two games.