ADELAIDE defender Tom Doedee is putting his hands up for a long-awaited senior return in round two.

The 23-year-old intercept specialist's most recent senior appearance was in last year's season opener against Hawthorn, when he suffered an ACL rupture in his left knee.

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A minor setback in a pre-season training session sidelined him from the Marsh Community Series and also saw him miss the Crows' three-point round one loss to Sydney.


However, the shutdown period worked in Doedee's favour – he spent it back home in regional Victorian town Lara – and he is "good to go" for the season resumption, which in Adelaide's case will be in Queensland.

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"I have zero apprehension about my knee," Doedee told reporters on Tuesday.

"I had a run around today (and) all is feeling good … I am good to go.

"It feels like forever since I've played a game of footy … thankfully everything that happened before round one is now behind me."

The 16 quarantined Crows, including Doedee, were released on Tuesday and travelled to West Lakes to train in groups of eight, with no contact, until next Monday, when restrictions will be eased.


They will aim for a lower profile in the coming weeks, after the attention their Barossa Valley training breach attracted. 

"To be out there on the track and have a kick has been beautiful for us," Doedee said.

"Even for the guys who stayed in South Australia, it's a great feeling.

"This week there will be a few main training sessions; skills and weights, adhering to protocols, of course.

"Everyone in the football world is looking forward to having it back and I am itching to go after not playing for 14 to 15 months."

Adelaide's playing group and 25 football department staff will relocate to the Gold Coast on Sunday to begin contact training on Monday.