Griffin Logue is set to potentially make his return to football in 2020 with the young defender approximately three weeks away, according to general manager of football Peter Bell in this week’s Envision Medical Imaging injury update.
The 22-year-old picked up the long-term toe injury early this season and Bell said Logue would join Fremantle in the hub with the hope of playing in the final rounds.
“Griffin Logue will travel with the team given that he’s potentially around three weeks away,” Bell said.
“We’re leaving behind our long term injured players, they’ll have a conditioner, physiotherapist and access to medical facilities back here in Perth. They’ll get stuck into their rehab.”
Bell said Sam Switkowski would take on AFL opponents for the first time in 2020 this week with limited minutes in the upcoming scratch match against GWS.
The forward has missed most of the season due to a back injury.
“Sam trained really well on the weekend, so much so that he’s been cleared for some non-AFL match simulation against the Giants on Friday,” Bell said.
“He’s put in a lot of work and we can’t wait to see him get some minutes and build from there.”
Forward Travis Colyer (hamstring) was pushing for a return against Richmond, which will be played at Metricon Stadium next week, Wednesday 2 September.
“We’re thinking that Trav should be available for selection for the game against Richmond,” Bell said.
“It’s all a bit compressed because of the compressed nature of the fixture but he’ll definitely be out this week.”
Bell said forward Rory Lobb has been cleared of any injury after hurting his ankle in the third quarter against Sydney on Saturday at Optus Stadium.
“He just tweaked it a little bit. He went off the ground for some assessment and came back and played out the game and he’s pulled up well, which is pleasing,” Bell said.
Ruck Lloyd Meek will miss at least a fortnight after injuring his calf in Saturday’s scratch match against Sydney.
“Lloyd had a minor calf strain so he’ll be out for two to three weeks, which is disappointing for Lloyd but he’ll do the work,” Bell said.
Sam Switkowski (back) - Test
Travis Colyer (hamstring) - 1 week
Lloyd Meek (calf) - 2 weeks
Griffin Logue (toe) - 3 weeks
Alex Pearce (ankle) - Season
Joel Hamling (Ankle) - Season
Hayden Young (Ankle) - Season
Sam Sturt (Ankle) - Season
Darcy Tucker (Hamstring) - Season