Geelong springing back

Geelong AFLW footballer Melissa Hickey leaves the field after injuring her ACL playing for Melbourne. Picture: AAP/Hamish Blair

Geelong AFLW footballer Melissa Hickey leaves the field after injuring her ACL playing for Melbourne. Picture: AAP/Hamish Blair

MELISSA Hickey aims to be back in full training in January for Geelong’s first  AFLW season.

While playing for former club Melbourne, Hickey suffered an ACL injury late last season in a match against Carlton and has been on the recovery trail since.

“I’m just ticking the boxes, I’m getting more and more running in. On (Wednesday) I got to do some changing of direction which was an exciting step – you’ve got to celebrate the little wins,” she said.

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