Main content

Latest DEE TV

Inside Melbourne: Gym

3:32pm  Jan 18, 2018

Pre-season update: Oscar McDonald

4:16pm  Jan 17, 2018

Injury Update: Jack Viney

4:28pm  Jan 12, 2018

Inside Melbourne: Sounds of Colin

10:45am  Jan 11, 2018

Who is set to have a breakout season?

Ben Guthrie  December 18, 2017 10:49 AM

Jesse Hogan endured one of the most challenging seasons for an individual player in recent memory in 2017. Losing his father to cancer was one thing, but being diagnosed with testicular cancer, and then breaking his collarbone just two weeks after he made his comeback amounted to a lost season for the Demons' spearhead. Ready to put the trauma of last season behind him, Hogan has come back in superb physical condition after an off-season where he fully dedicated himself to his training program. Hogan kicked 44 and 41 goals before his return of 20 in 10 games last year. The 22-year-old's ability to initiate body contact with his opponent, his all-round mobility and power for a young player are all attributes that point to Hogan joining the likes of Josh Kennedy, Lance Franklin and Joe Daniher as the best key forwards in the game. - Ben Guthrie 

Jesse Hogan will hope to rebound from a virtually lost season. Picture: AFL Photos