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Daniel Cherny
Daniel ChernyStaff writer

Daniel Cherny is a Melbourne sportswriter, focusing on AFL and cricket. Having started his career at Back Page Lead, Daniel spent eight years at The Age, during which time he covered Australian Test cricket tours of Bangladesh and the UAE, as well as the 2016 Rio Olympics. He has been recognised for both his AFL and cricket writing, including winning the Clinton Grybas Rising Star Award at the 2019 Australian Football Media Association Awards. He is also a compulsive Simpsons quoter.

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Paddy Ryder’s rocky road back from injury

Even at 34, Paddy Ryder remains one of the best ruckmen in the AFL and is still able to achieve firsts in the game. But there was a time he wasn’t sure if he’d get back on the field, writes DANIEL CHERNY.