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Port ponder taking AFL punt on Fantasia

Port Adelaide could punt on injury-plagued Orazia Fantasia making his long-awaited AFL comeback against ladder-leaders Geelong.

Fantasia hasn’t played an AFL game this season and has featured in state league ranks only twice – most recently, three weeks ago.

The goalsneak had pre-season knee surgery followed by soft tissue injuries.

But with the Power’s finals hopes hanging by a thread, they could risk Fantasia in Saturday’s home clash against the Cats.

“We think he is a good chance to play a full game,” Port assistant coach Nathan Bassett told reporters on Tuesday.

“There is a risk-reward. The risk is significant. And it is how big the reward?”

The potential reward of playing Fantasia is some much-needed scoring power for Port who sit in 12th spot, one win and almost eight per cent shy of eighth-placed Richmond.

Only three teams have scored less than Port this season, the bottom three on…


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