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Hot Docker collapses at training
Lachie Neale.

UPDATED: Midfielder Lachie Neale has felt the effects of a torrid Fremantle training session, collapsing after a round of drills in the heat at Fremantle Oval this morning.

The Dockers endured a tough two-hour session on the track and Neale showed the signs of heatstroke late in the session.

He became overcome by the conditions and had to be helped from the ground by trainers.

The 19-year-old South Australian spent the remainder of the session in shade trying to rehydrate.

However, the Dockers were confident there were no lingering problems for the 11-game player.

The Dockers did over an hour of ball work this morning in 35C degree temperatures and then a group of players, including Neale, participated in extra running drills.

Teammate Matt de Boer said that Neale weas recovering well after the session.

"Every session these days is pretty solid but we are enjoying it and enjoying the challenge," he said.

"Lachie was training really well. We are all about growth at the moment and churning the kilometres out and it is good that Lachie is pushing his body to the limit.

"I saw him at the end and he was fine. He was drinking a slushie and re-hydrating and he will be fine."

De Boer said sessions were being increased in intensity but said the Dockers still had room for improvement.

"We are now really starting to crank out the transition footy sessions so it is getting up there but we still have a bit of room to move as well."

The West Australian

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