Gun Adelaide Crows midfielder Rory Sloane popped into the Triple M Adelaide studios for his weekly chat with Jars and Louie ahead of the Crows' bumper clash with fellow top eight opponent Sydney on Friday night.
One win out of their final two home-and-away games will see the Crows head into the 2017 finals series as the ladder leaders and rightful premiership favourites, and the two-time Malcolm Blight Medal winner revealed that this time of the season is mostly about recovery for players in-between games.
Sloane has been battling from knocks received throughout a bruising season and he confessed that the dedication AFL players put into their recovery can sometimes put strain on their personal life.
“It (recovery) does consume a lot of your life,” Sloane admitted.
“As a footballer you’ve got a lot of pride.
“You want to make sure you’re doing everything to play.
“At the moment we’re just maximising recovery, especially coming into finals.
“So a lot of your spare time does get taken up and that’s where it affects family and partners.
“But it’s a great job, and once you get out there…
“I don’t ever want to take it for granted.”