Treadmill and exercise bike workouts in isolation have GWS superstar Toby Greene primed to return for the club's crucial AFL clash with Port Adelaide, coach Leon Cameron says.
Greene and teammates Matt de Boer, Kieren Briggs and Jake Stein were on Wednesday released from quarantine after attending a coronavirus exposure site earlier this month.
Cameron said the group trained strongly on Thursday ahead of Sunday's match.
"They were really extremely lucky to have some great training facilities inside the house where they were staying in terms of running machines, bikes and weights," he said.
"I've got great faith in their professionalism and what they've done in their ... quarantine and how they've prepared themselves.
"Watching them train, they were really sharp, explosive, and looking forward to playing a game of footy."
Greene was among eight players from his club and the Sydney Swans forced into quarantine hours before their round-18 contest.
They had been to a Wallabies match at Melbourne's AAMI Park and in a section of the stadium that was later reclassified by the Victorian government as a Tier 2 exposure site.
"They were on the verge of playing and then had to stop. That's hard to fathom for a guy like Toby," Cameron said.
"That's really tough to deal with but equally he got on the front foot straight away and worked out the best way he could train so he (could) hit the ground running when he came out.
"He'll be a bit rusty at times because of the two weeks he had out but it won't be through lack of effort."
Greene's inclusion comes at a crucial time for the Giants, with just two competition points separating the eighth-placed outfit from a chasing pack of four teams.
Port Adelaide, meanwhile, need a win to shore up their position in the top four.
Their clash, originally slated to be played at the Giants' second home in Canberra, was on Thursday shifted to the Gold Coast.
Cameron said he was disappointed not to be on "home turf" but said Metricon Stadium was the next best scenario.
"We're only five or six minutes away from Metricon Stadium, we've been here for a week and a half now and have settled in," he said.
Australian Associated Press