Fremantle could see the returns of forward Jesse Hogan (calf), midfielder James Aish (concussion) and defender Stephen Hill (adductor) for Monday night’s clash against Hawthorn at Optus Stadium.
In this week’s Envision Medical Imaging injury update, high performance manager Jason Weber said all three faced fitness tests this week.
“Jesse trained really strongly on the weekend so we’re looking forward to seeing him back a bit later in the week,” Weber said.
“Aishy jumped through a few hoops this morning but he looks up and ready to go so he’ll be in Thursday (for main training).
“Stephen trained really strongly this morning so he’s up and about and ready to go.”
Weber said Fremantle would give midfielder Michael Walters more time to recover from a hamstring injury.
“Michael will probably be another week. Obviously we want to look after him and make sure he’s ready to go at full steam when he comes back,” Weber said.
Midfielder Stefan Giro (ankle) could be back playing football within the fortnight.
“Stef’s very close to returning to the group and we should see that by the end of this week,” Weber said.
Weber was pleased with how captain Nat Fyfe has pulled up after making his return from a hamstring injury against Collingwood in round nine.
“Nat pulled up well,” Weber said.
“We were very happy with his game output. It was certainly one of his best outputs for the year.
“He trained really well on the back of the hamstring strain. He was very well conditioned and prepped for the weekend and we look forward to him continuing that form.”
Jesse Hogan (calf) – Test
Stephen Hill (adductor) – Test
James Aish (concussion) – Test
Michael Walters (hamstring) – 1 week
Stefan Giro (ankle) – 1-2 weeks
Sam Switkowski (back) – 6-8 weeks
Griffin Logue (toe) – 6-8 weeks
Sam Sturt (ankle) - TBA
Hayden Young (ankle) – Season
Darcy Tucker (hamstring) – Season
Alex Pearce (ankle) – Season
Joel Hamling (ankle) - Season