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Alpha Sport Injury Update: Round 8

Alpha Sport Injury Update: Round 8 GC SUNS Head Physiotherapist, Lindsay Bull, provides an injury update ahead of Round 8.
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13: Izak Rankine of the Suns runs laps during the Gold Coast Suns training session at Metricon Stadium on December 13, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

SUNS draftee Izak Rankine will spend some more time on the sidelines after suffering a setback in his rehabilitation this week.

Gold Coast’s Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Alpha Sport Injury Update Rankine was expected to remain in rehab for the next 4-6 weeks.

“Unfortunately Izak suffered a small setback in his rehabilitation,” Bull said.

“We’ll continue to take a really cautious approach with Izak over the next four to six weeks.”

Aaron Young copped a knock to his knee in the game against West Coast on the weekend but was able to have it strapped and play out the game.

“He’s been a little bit sore early in the week but it’s improving day by day,” Bull said on Young’s injury.

“We’ll see how he goes with training this week and he’ll be a test for this weekend.”

After missing the game on the weekend with a shin injury, Pearce Hanley is expected to be available for this weekend’s game against Melbourne.

“The week off has really allowed that to settle nicely for Pearce,” Bull said.

“He’ll train tomorrow and look to be available for the weekend as well.”

In other good news, Lachie Weller and Corey Ellis are also expected to make their respective returns from injury.

“Lachie’s been training really well over the past couple of weeks and pending training over the next couple of days will be available for the weekend,” Bull said. 

“Corey as well should be available for the weekend after getting through training this week too.”

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