Greater Western Sydney talisman Toby Greene has been hailed by teammate Stephen Coniglio as just one of a handful of AFL players capable of making an impact after an extended layoff.
The All-Australian half forward has had an interrupted year, missing ten games with a foot injury.
Even before that, he spent most of the summer recovering from a broken toe and then missed two early season games with a hamstring injury.
While he hasn't amassed a lot of touches in his two games back, the 24-year-old former midfielder quickly underlined his value to the Giants.
He kicked two goals in both the significant wins over premiers Richmond and fellow finals aspirant Port Adelaide and added spark and menace to a forward line missing suspended star Jeremy Cameron.
"Even (though) he missed such a large amount of time, to play like he did in the last couple of weeks, there's probably only a handful of players can do that in the competition and he probably sits in that handful," GWS vice-captain Coniglio said.
"It's not only his goals and his touches.
"It's more just you're walking out onto a game, particularly last week against Richmond, you look over, you see Toby Greene.
"Everyone, especially the more inexperienced players walk really tall, so great to have him back in the mix."
GWS co-captain and fellow midfield warrior Callan Ward will become the first Giant to play 150 games, when he lines up against St Kilda on Saturday.
Ward has missed only five games since joining the Giants.
"I think he's right up there in the best form of his career, that's for sure," Coniglio said.
The surging Giants have risen to sixth on the back of six wins in their last seven games following a four-match losing streak.
"I think the month where we didn't win a game was almost a good wake up call, just to spark and refresh a few guys," Coniglio said.
He stressed GWS couldn't afford to get complacent, pointing out St Kilda held them to a draw in Melbourne earlier this season.
Backs Sam Taylor and Aidan Corr and versatile veteran Ryan Griffen, all of whio missed last week's game, will undergo fitness tests and need to get through training on Wednesday.