By ZAC MILBANK
Travis Schiller thought his career with Central District was all but finished during the summer of 2019/2020.
Plagued by a pesky foot complaint throughout 2019, the Bulldogs’ prolific ball-winner was initially unable to get to the bottom of his ailment after weeks of rest in a moon boot.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 28-year-old admitted to doubting whether he would ever recapture his best form, let alone pull on the red, white and blue in his 150th League match this Saturday.
The Nuriootpa junior ended up being diagnosed with a fracture of the sesamoid bone in his foot and after undegoing surgery, was able to reappear during the Covid-delayed 2020 season.
But it wasn’t until midway through last season that Schiller felt he could contribute to the team in a strong manner, as he was able to again find the ball with ease.
This season, Central’s No.28 has well and truly returned to his brilliant best, averaging just under 25 disposals per game, five tackles and five clearances.
Now the younger Schiller sibling is eager to help build team success at Elizabeth, evidenced by the resounding win against the reigning premier Eagles in Round 11.
The next challenge for the Physical Education teacher will be to record a win in his milestone match against South Adelaide at X Convenience Oval on Saturday afternoon.
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