The Fremantle Dockers say they couldn’t be happier with the progress being made by Harley Bennell (pictured).

The former Indigenous All Star midfielder missed the entirety of the 2016 AFL season with a chronic calf injury and travelled to Germany in December to seek treatment from a soft tissue injury expert that has worked with UIsain Bolt and Kobe Bryant amongst others.

Dockers footy boss Chris Bond says while its still early days, with the way Bennell is tracking, the club expects the 24 year old  will play plenty of footy in 2017.