Sean Lemmens will make his return from injury this weekend after an eight-week layoff.
Lemmens has recovered fully from the surgery he had on his ankle which was injured in the JLT1 match against the Western Bulldogs in the pre-season.
Gold Coast’ Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Alpha Sport Injury Update it was exciting to see Lemmens return to the field after such an extensive rehab period.
“Sean has done really well in his rehab from his ankle injury so he’ll look to return to play this weekend,” Bull said.
Provided Wil Powell passes all necessary protocols he is likely to be available for selection, resuming full training this week after a concussion in Round 4.
Michael Rischitelli missed the NEAFL match on Saturday against Brisbane after requiring stitches for a cut sustained at training, but is set to return this weekend.
“Michael got a cut above his eye in training on Thursday which required a lot of stitches so unfortunately he couldn’t play on the weekend,” Bull said.
“But we expect him to be available this weekend.”
Brad Scheer fractured his hand in the NEAFL match and is expected to miss a significant chunk of time.
The midfielder entered a contest to win the ball in the third quarter when his hand was caught under a Brisbane player.
Scheer left the field and did not return.
“Unfortunately for Brad he suffered three fractures in his hand so that saw Brad have surgery on Sunday and he’ll miss an extended period of time,” Bull said.
“We’ll consult with his surgeon in the next couple of weeks and formalise more of a return to play date in the coming weeks.”
Brayden Crossley was another casualty in the same match, injuring his hamstring which will see him miss at least the next four weeks.