Two Gold Coast SUNS defenders will be a test for Round 23 after the match against Essendon on Sunday. 

Sean Lemmens sustained a cork to his thigh and was subbed out late in the match against Essendon.

Meanwhile Jack Bowes also finished the game on the bench with a corked thigh also.

SUNS Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Qscan Injury Update both players would be assessed through the week.

“Both Sean and Jack had heavy knocks on the weekend,” Bull said.

“They were both quite sore post match, but are improving daily which is really encouraging.

“We’ll continue to work closely with Jack and Sean throughout the week before making a call on their availability for the weekend.”

In positive news, SUNS defender Oleg Markov returned from his hamstring injury with a half-game in the VFL scratch match on the weekend.

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