The Gold Coast SUNS had two injury concerns out of the Round 2 victory over Richmond, with both players set to be a test for the first AFLW QClash this Saturday.
Leadership group member Jamie Stanton was involved in a heavy collision just before halftime and was helped from the field by club medical staff.
SUNS AFLW Head Physiotherapist Aaron Duffy told the Griffith University AFLW Injury Update Stanton would be assessed later in the week in a bid to be available for Round 3.
“Jamie sustained a heavy impact and landed awkwardly on her right shoulder late in the second quarter,” Duffy said.
“We assessed her at half-time and she was cleared to continue with some strapping tape.
“She managed to get through the rest of the game just with some minor pain so we’ll monitor how she goes this week and we’ll make a call later on the week whether she will be available for Round 3.”
Another to leave the field before halftime with injury was midfielder Kate Surman.
Duffy said Surman’s injury was evaluated on the day and expected her to be fit to play again this weekend.
“(Kate) had a hyperextension injury to her left elbow in the second quarter as well,” Duffy said.
“We did a quick assessment on that and it was all clear.
“We strapped her elbow for a bit of support and she got through the rest of the game with no issues so she’ll be ready to go for Round 3.”
The good news story out of the weekend was 19-year-old Ellie Hampson’s successful return from an ankle injury.
Duffy said it was a credit to Ellie’s professionalism in her rehab which allowed her to make such a speedy recovery.
“Ellie did really well in her rehab especially in that late stage,” he said.
“She ticked a lot of the boxes that we needed her to tick quicker than we expected her to.
“She was available and played on the weekend and got through really well with no pain.
“She feels good this morning so she’ll be available for Round 3.”