Rising midfielder Jack Bowes is expected to miss the next eight weeks of football after injuring his quad in the match against GWS on the weekend.
Bowes sustained the injury after a set shot at goal in the first quarter.
Gold Coast’s Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Alpha Sport Injury Update Bowes would commence rehab immediately with the aim of returning late in the season.
“Jack’s had quite a bit of extensive damage to the quadriceps muscle and unfortunately that will see him miss a significant period of time while we’re rehabbing that,” Bull said.
“That looks at this stage to be around about the eight week mark.”
Jordan Murdoch also came off during the match with an apparent foot injury but Bull said the injury wasn’t a serious one.
“Jordan hurt his foot at the end of the second quarter in the game,” Bull said.
“He managed to play out the second half really well and we’ll just de-load him appropriately."
Touk Miller is showing positive signs in his own rehab as he works to overcome a heel complaint to be available for this weekend’s match against North Melbourne.
“Touk’s progressed really nicely over the last week,” Bull said.
“He’s progressed what he’s doing in terms of running and speed and some footy skills as well.
“We’re hoping that Touk will test really well throughout training this week and hopefully be available for selection.”
After missing the match in Sydney with injury, Jarrod Harbow is another who could be back this weekend.
“Harbs has been managing some groin soreness over the last month or so,” Bull said.
“We elected to de-load him over the weekend with the hope that would settle nicely for him.
“Once again, similar to Touk he’ll have to train and test really well this week and hopefully be available for selection as well.”
Key defender Sam Collins is progressing well in his recovery from a stress reaction in his femur and Bull said he was now entering the second phase of his rehabilitation.
“He offloaded for two weeks on crutches and has diligently attacked his rehab,” Bull said.
“He came off the crutches yesterday and will now start progressing his weight bearing moving forward.
“He’s entering the next stage of his rehabilitation which is exciting for Sam.”