MITTA United's finals aspirations have received a boost with Drew Cameron set to play for the remainder of the season.
Cameron ruptured his ACL on April 27 against Wodonga Saints and requires a knee reconstruction.
Surprisingly, he has been playing with the injury since it occurred and hasn't missed a match.
The strong marking forward originally thought he would only have to wait a month before having the surgery.
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But Cameron said he will now play out the season and is on a waiting list to have surgery which most likely won't be until December at the earliest.
"I wanted to have the surgery as soon as possible," Cameron said.
"But I'm on a waiting list and unfortunately doesn't look like I'm much chance of getting it done before December.
"I suppose the positive is I get to play out the season as well as a bit of cricket as well."
Despite the setback, Cameron has booted 60 goals at an average of five a match.
The 28-year-old said he has to take pain killers before each match.
"Once the game starts, I don't even think about my knee," he said.
"You have just got so many other things going through your head.
"If the ball bounces sideways, and I have to go sideways it doesn't worry me, if the knee gives way I can't do any more damage to it."
Mitta United host Thurgoona on weekend and desperately need a big scalp in the run home to be a realistic chance of making finals.
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