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Alpha Sport Injury Update: Round 15

Alpha Sport Injury Update: Round 15 The latest injury news, thanks to Alpha Sport.
BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: Sam Day of the Suns in action during the 2018 AFL round seven match between the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns at Mars Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Ballarat, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

Key position player Sam Day will miss at least one week of football after sustaining a shoulder injury during last Saturday’s game against Hawthorn.

The injury occurred when the 25-year-old flew for a contested mark in the fourth quarter, with scans this week set to confirm his time in rehab.

“Sam injured his shoulder on the weekend and has subsequently had a scan on that particular shoulder injury, we need to get a surgical review of the scan which will occur in the next day or so,” GM – Football Operations, Jon Haines, told the Alpha Sport Injury Update.

“He will unfortunately miss this week and once we’ve had more details around the review, we’ll be able to provide an update on what his rehab program looks like going forward.”

In some positive news for Steven May, we could see the skipper put his hand up for selection this week as he continues to progress well with his recovery from an ankle injury.

“He has had a really good rehab program from his ankle injury and he’s looking to complete main training tomorrow,” Haines said.

“Subject to him getting through that particular session he’ll be available for selection on the weekend.”

Rory Thompson missed the trip to Launceston after suffering a slight hamstring injury, with SUNS’ staff opting to take a conservative approach given the key defender’s injury history.

Should he get through training on Wednesday, Thompson is a chance of returning to the line-up for Saturday’s clash against the Pies.

“Good news for Rory Thompson who missed last week with a slight hamstring strain, it was more tightness than anything,” Haines said.

“Given Rory’s history we thought we’d really take a conservative approach to that one but subject to him getting through training tomorrow he’ll be up for selection and available to play on the weekend.”

Midfielder Michael Barlow continues his rehab from a broken jaw, with a return date set to be determined soon.

“Michael experienced a broken jaw a number of weeks ago now, he’s had surgery and he’s still progressing really well,” Haines said.

“We’ll provide a further update of when he’s available in terms of return to play in the next week or so.”

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