Collingwood premiership hero Steele Sidebottom and his wife Alisha are about to welcome their second child into the world.
Stepping out at Melbourne Park for the tennis on Friday night, the popular AFL veteran revealed the new baby could arrive “any minute” now.
“She’s due February 6 but think she’s going to go early because the baby is measuring big so it could be any minute,” Sidebottom said.
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Sidebottom and Alisha — who married in 2022 — are the proud parents of three year-old Matilda.
But baby No.2 has already caused some issues with Alisha currently using a crutch to get around.
“She was leaving work last Friday and she rolled her ankle a bit and fell forward and landed on her knee and fractured her patella,” Sidebottom explained.
Steele Sidebottom and wife Alisha at the tennis on Friday. Credit: Supplied
“Then at 3am she tried to go to the toilet and fell over again but she’s alright … we’re excited.”
Sidebottom, who has just turned 33, said he would take some time off from the pre-season when the baby turned up.
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“(But) it is good to be back (at training),” he said.
“I need some routine in my life and a bit of structure.”
The gun midfielder said he was still hungry for success as the two-time premiership winner aims to take that total to three and help guide his team to back-to-back flags after last year’s epic grand final win.
“If I wasn’t (hungry), I wouldn’t be going to training today, tomorrow and the next day,” he said.
“I like going to training and I feel like I’m 25 again.
“The body is feeling good. I’ll be playing footy for as long as I can.”
Sidebottom has played more than 300 games for the Pies since his debut way back in 2009.
He was member of Collingwood’s 2010 premiership team and starred in last year’s grand final with 20 disposals, seven tackles and a goal.