Fremantle Senior Coach Justin Longmuir has tabled that key defender Brennan Cox would make his return to football through the Club's WAFL-affiliated side Peel Thunder. 

While Cox won't feature in any football this weekend, the Club's latest injury update - released on Tuesday - lists the defender as one week away. 

Speaking to 7 News on Tuesday night, Longmuir said Cox would likely make his long-awaited return to football with the Thunder after recovering from the hamstring tendon injury he sustained in round one against Brisbane.

"Given the amount of time he would have missed... he probably needs a week at least in the WAFL to build his fitness, build his form, and get ready for the rigours of AFL," Longmuir said.

"We're really happy with the way Josh Draper is performing at AFL level and our backline is going really strongly. As much as we would love to have Coxy back in the team there is no rush.

"When we get him back we need to make sure he's going to see out the rest of the season in good form."

Cox played only 77 minutes (58% time on ground) of the Club’s opening match of the season against Brisbane, which saw the 25-year-old feature forward before being assisted from the ground after a marking contest.

Cox required surgery on his right hamstring in March and has since spent the past three months working towards a return to football, with Club Reconditioning Coordinator James Grierson confirming in Tuesday’s injury update that Cox was one week away from playing again.

“He’s tracking along really, really well for the size of that injury,” Grierson said.

“He’s been an absolute pro through this whole period.”