Gold Coast SUNS Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull has briefed the Qscan Injury Update on the condition of several players ahead of Saturday’s QClash against the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba.
Brandon Ellis was subbed out of last weekend’s fixture against the Bulldogs in the first quarter with a hamstring complaint and will be unavailable to face the Lions.
“Brandon’s got a low-grade hamstring strain to his left hamstring, and he’ll be in rehab for 2-3 weeks with that,” Bull said.
Nick Holman battled through pain to play a key role with three goals against the Bulldogs but was hospitalised following the match.
“Nick’s okay, he went through a fair bit of discomfort during the game and then deteriorated post-game. Unfortunately, Nick went to hospital for some scans and had to have a small procedure on his abdomen as well so he’s still in hospital,” Bull added.
“We’re hopeful he’ll be out in the next few days and able to re-join us after that.”
There’s also updates on Sam Day (foot), Oleg Markov (calf) and Lachie Weller (concussion) after all three missed the weekend’s match against the Bulldogs.
“Sam had some foot pain through last week. We’ve started to re-load him which is already quite promising, and we’ll just have to see how long that takes for him to re-join full training and then be available for games," Bull said.
“Oleg is going really well and ran well on the weekend, we were pretty conservative with that decision in terms of resting him. We anticipate that he’ll train fully this week and be available for selection.
“Lachie is still working his way through those (AFL concussion protocols). He hasn’t re-joined the group for training yet, so we’ll have to see how that progresses over the next week and then see when Lachie returns.”