Jordan Murdoch is set to spend some time on the sidelines after scans revealed he had suffered ligament damage in his ankle.
Murdoch went down during the third quarter when his ankle was caught underneath the tackle from North Melbourne’s, Tarryn Thomas.
Gold Coast’s Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Alpha Sport Injury Update Murdoch would be monitored closely over the coming weeks.
“Unfortunately Jordan got his foot caught awkwardly in a tackle on the weekend,” Bull said.
“He’s had some ligament damage to his foot, which we’re currently offloading, so we’ll need to see how that responds in this period of offload before we can recommence loading through his foot and ankle.”
Vice-captain Touk Miller returned for his first game since injuring his heel but suffered a cork in the opening term and was forced to play the rest of the game as a high forward.
Miller was managed through the game and Bull said the midfielder will be aiming to recover in time to take on St Kilda in Townsville this weekend.
“He had that cork really early, and it’s quite a significant one, so we’ll need to see how he goes throughout this week, and he’ll be a test for the weekend.” Bull said.
In the NEAFL, Sam Fletcher left the field with soreness in his quad during the third quarter and was unable to return.
“Sam injured his quad unfortunately, so we’re still undergoing some further tests with Sam, and we’ll be able to update that once we get those tests back, and then reload Sam appropriately as well.” Bull said.
Unfortunately Josh Schoenfeld suffered some knee soreness after the Round 11 match against the Giants and will be unavailable for selection this week.
“Josh had some knee soreness throughout the last week, unfortunately that’s hung around through this week as well, so he won’t be available to play this weekend, and we’ll continue to monitor that over the bye and see when it’s appropriate to start reloading Josh.” Bull said
In good news, Brad Scheer is able to resume full training this week after spending the past 6 weeks on the sidelines.
“Really pleasingly for Brad he’s only missed six games with three fractures in his hand,” Bull said.
“The surgeon was happy with his recent x-ray that he had, so he’ll resume training this week and pending going well in training, he’ll be available for selection as well.”