Nick Holman was the only injury concern for the Gold Coast SUNS to come out of the narrow Round 8 loss to St Kilda.

Holman suffered a concussion in the final minutes of the game, going hard into a contest in the forward 50 and will observe the 12-day AFL concussion protocols.

“Unfortunately, Nick was concussed in that incident late in the game on the weekend,” SUNS Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Qscan Injury Update.

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Qscan Injury Update: Round 9

Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull gives an injury update heading into Round 9, presented by Qscan.

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“He’s tracking pretty well post then, but he’ll observe our 12-day concussion return to play protocol.”

“He’ll have a light week this week and then re-join training next week, all being well.”

In more positive news, Jacob Townsend has been given the tick of approval to return to contact training and is expected to be available for selection this weekend after recovering from a facial fracture suffered in a VFL practice match.

“Jacob has been training non-contact with the group for the last few weeks.”

“We’ve had to wait for the specialist to tick off his return to contact.”

“He’s done that on the weekend, he’ll train with the group this week and be available for selection.”

Jack Hombsch is still two weeks away from returning from a calf injury he suffered in Round 3 of the VFL competition against Collingwood.

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