SUNS midfielder Wil Powell has recovered well from a nasty head knock in the Round 4 match against Carlton.
Powell’s head was forced into the turf during a tackle and the 19-year-old was visibly dazed by the incident, leaving the field shortly after.
He didn’t return to the field but was able to watch on from the bench and take part in the team song in the changerooms.
Gold Coast’s Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Alpha Sport Injury Update the club would continue to closely monitor Powell over the next week.
“Wil didn’t finish the game after being concussed on the weekend,” Bull said.
“He was back in his usual good spirits early in the week and is travelling quite well at the moment.
“But Wil’s welfare is our number one priority and there will be the utmost importance on looking after him this week and monitoring him really closely.”
Jack Hombsch was another SUN injured in the match, coming from the field in the first quarter with an elbow injury.
He was able to play the game out and will be a test for this weekend.
“Jack hurt his elbow in one of the first contests of the game,” Bull said.
“He managed to play out the game with a bit of strapping.
“He’ll need to train really well on Friday to be available for this weekend.”
After being ruled out early for the Round 4 clash, Lachie Weller is expected to miss the next few weeks with a hamstring injury sustained at training.
“Lachie hurt his hamstring on Friday – that looks like being a three to four week injury at this stage,” Bull said.
“He’s started running again today and started the week really positively so that’s a good sign for Lachie’s rehab.”
The SUNS will face Adelaide in an Easter Sunday clash at the Adelaide Oval this weekend.