May's wellness was 1 of the large storylines successful the two-week lead-in to the expansive last aft he pulled up lame during the Demons' preliminary last win implicit Geelong.
After his side's 74-point triumph successful the expansive final, May revealed that helium had asked Melbourne's aesculapian unit to not fto him cognize the results of his hamstring scans.
"I deliberation I had a small nick and I deliberation successful a mean season, [he would miss] 3 oregon 4 weeks," helium said.
"But they didn't privation to archer maine that, and I settled truly good with my symptoms, I trained and I was strong. So I enactment my manus up to play."
However, a three-to-four week hamstring was aggravated successful the 2nd 4th arsenic the Bulldogs gradually started to get connected apical astir the ground.
"I deliberation successful the 2nd 4th I went for a groundball and it wasn't great," May told the Seven Network aft the match.
"I conscionable thought immoderate happens I've conscionable got an hr to get done and I tin hole the hammy successful the off-season."
Melbourne manager Simon Goodwin besides touched connected the All-Australian defender's information successful the lead-up to the expansive final.
"Every measurement of the mode helium passed each his tests - each his spot markers, each his worldly was close connected track," helium told Nine's AFL Sunday Footy Show.
"He trained and didn't miss a bushed and successful the extremity you couldn't not prime him."
May finished the expansive last with humble numbers of 14 disposals and 5 marks, but played a cardinal relation successful holding Bulldogs spearhead Aaron Naughton to conscionable 1 goal.