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Dr Peter Larkins rates Jack Gunston an ’80 per cent’ chance of playing in grand final

Dr Peter Larkins has rated Hawthorn forward Jack Gunston an ’80 per cent’ chance of playing in the grand final.

But the AFL’s leading medical voice says Gunston still faces a ‘big test’ before the biggest game of the season.

The Hawks’ star goalkicker hasn’t played since injuring his ankle against West Coast in the qualifying final.

The Doc said the major query this week would be on Gunston’s ability to change direction quickly.

‘I know he trained, but straight-line stuff is not the issue,’ he explained on Sports Today.

‘He’s probably 80 per cent.

‘It’s a big decision, but he’ll certainly be putting his hand up and with strapping, I guess he’ll be right.’

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