Posted: 24 September, 2012 by Triple M Footy

Brent Guerra Will Not Play In The AFL Grand Final

Brent Guerra has ruled himself out of Saturday's Grand Final against Sydney.

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Brent Guerra has ruled himself out of Saturday's Grand Final against Sydney.

In a meeting today with Coach Alastair Clarkson, Guerra said he was desperate to play but knew he had run out of time.

Guerra told the playing group on Monday afternoon that his left hamstring injury has cost him the chance to play in the big one.

"As desperate as I am to play on Saturday, I realised that I couldn’t guarantee to Clarko or the team that I could do everything that would be asked of me in a Grand Final," Guerra said.

"It was a gut wrenching decision to make and it was difficult to address my teammates and coaches today, but they know they have a job to do on Saturday and that needs to be their only focus right now."

Skipper Luke Hodge, who pulled out of the preliminary final with illness, is expected to return for the Grand Final.

Triple M, September 4

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UPDATE: Watch the video above, the street sweeper who found Brent Guerra's medals, Kane Thorpe, hands them over to Brent..

Hawthorn defender Brent Guerra has received a boost after sustaining an injury that may cost him a finals campaign with a Triple M listener recovering his stolen AFL premiership medal from 2008.

VIDEO: Watch Kane Thorpe return Brent Guerra's Medals.

Guerra posted a Twitter plea after his footy medals were stolen in a robbery last Monday, and Melbourne street-sweeper Kane was able to help the Hawks champion out.

An emotional Guerra was very appreciative when speaking to Triple M's Hot Breakfast on Tuesday.

"You're a bloody legend!" Guerra told Kane when he phoned in.

The medals were found in a gutter in St Kilda just before Kane was about to sweep them up!

Meanwhile, Guerra's hamstring injury may keep him out of the entire finals series, with his Hawks the premiership favourites.

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