Demons extend Trengove’s AFL contract

Melbourne have extended Jack Trengove’s contract by a year, easing the pressure on their former co-captain as he tries to make an AFL comeback.

The midfielder was to come out of contract at the end of this season.

Trengove has had wretched luck with a foot injury and is still two months away from running.

Richmond abandoned plans to trade for him after last season when Trengove failed a medical, leading to a second operation on the navicular bone in his left foot.

He has not played since round two last season.

“It really gives me a good opportunity to get the foot right and start playing by the start of next season, build some good form and go from there,” Trengove told the AFL website.

“If I was out of contract at the end of this year, it puts a bit more pressure on in terms of trying to get back earlier than later.

“That’s not something you can afford to do with this sort of injury.”

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