HAWTHORN midfielder Jaeger O'Meara could find just one word to describe the AFL's latest eventful week dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
O'Meara is one of hundreds of footballers from Victorian clubs who relocated interstate on the run after round five to ensure this season of twists and turns still has a pulse.
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Even then, he felt more sorry for teammates and peers who were parents and had to make difficult decisions on whether or not to bring their families north with them.
O'Meara's Hawks will be based in New South Wales for a stint that the AFL has told them, like fellow Victorian sides, will be no longer than 32 days.
"Last week was probably one of the most bizarre weeks of my footy journey," O'Meara told reporters.
"We didn't really know what was going on. One hour we were going to the Gold Coast, then the next hour we were going to Perth and then the next hour we were coming to Sydney.
"I'm just at home by myself and I was getting stressed out, so I was thinking of the guys with families and kids and wondered how stressed they must have been."
O'Meara said he had shifted to looking for positives now the uncertainty was somewhat over about their temporary living arrangements.
"Once we knew we were coming to Sydney, we were super excited," he said.
"I love the ocean, so I checked the weather straight away and it's looking pretty sunny, so I'm rapt to be here."
Hawthorn's two-match win streak ended at Greater Western Sydney's hands on Sunday night, ahead of a five-day turnaround against Collingwood on Friday night.