The Gold Coast SUNS will be without dynamic forward Tori Groves-Little in Round 4 as they enter the AFL’s concussion protocols.
With the club’s Round 3 game being rescheduled last weekend, Groves-Little took part in a training session in its place and sustained a knock to the head which has seen them since develop concussion symptoms.
“Unfortunately Tori had a head knock in Saturday’s session and started showing symptoms of concussion very quickly which saw them pulled out of any further training,” SUNS AFLW Physiotherapist Indianna Franke told the Qscan Injury Update.
“They are still experiencing some symptoms and have had multiple concussions in the past so we will be taking a very cautious approach with Tori.”
Claudia Whitfort, who missed Round 2 with a concussion, has cleared the protocols and is available for selection again.
Midfielder Jacqui Yorston also trained fully on the weekend in her comeback from an ACL injury, and will be a test this week before a call is made on her availability for Round 4.
“Jacqui is tracking really well at the moment and has been building up for a number of weeks,” Franke said.
“She is ticking all the boxes she needs to from a medical standpoint and a final call will be made on whether she is available for selection later this week.”