SUNS defender Jack Bowes is expected to be sidelined for the next three weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury in the loss to Brisbane on the weekend.
Bowes was subbed out of the match in the final quarter and SUNS Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Qscan Injury Update Bowes would be unavailable until after the bye in Round 12.
“Jack had a little bit of hamstring pain in that final quarter so we elected to be pretty cautious with Jack and take him off at the time,” Bull said.
“He’s got a low-grade hamstring injury so will likely miss about three weeks.”
After showing impressive form in recent weeks in the VFL, small forward Hewago Oea (Ace) has also succumbed to a hamstring injury and will be out of action for approximately four weeks.
“Ace came in after the VFL game last Thursday night with some hamstring soreness,” Bull said.
“Unfortunately he’s got an injury there as well so that will see him miss about a month.”
Pressure forward Nick Holman will return to full contact training this week and is expected to be available for selection following a concussion in Round 8.
Key defender Jack Hombsch is also back in full training after a calf injury in the VFL Round 3 match against Collingwood saw him miss two weeks of action.