Fremantle defender Griffin Logue is set to return to the main training group in a matter of days, according to general manager of football Peter Bell in this week’s Envision Medical Imaging injury update.
Logue has not played a senior game since round five this year, but is building towards a possible return to football in 2020.
“He’s going really well, and I’m pleased to announce that he’ll be joining the main football group as of Tuesday next week,” Bell said.
After making his return in the reserves recently, small forward Sam Switkowski has suffered another setback, injuring his hamstring at a training session on the Gold Coast.
Bell ruled out any chance of a return this year for the 23-year-old.
“Unfortunately, he had a training session with the non-AFL selected players on the Gold Coast and sustained a grade one hamstring injury to his right leg, which is unfortunate for Sam,” Bell said.
“It’s a standard 21-day hamstring, which means he won’t be available for the remainder of the regular season fixture.”
Ruckman Lloyd Meek could be available for selection for Fremantle’s game against North Melbourne next weekend, as he works his way back from a calf injury.
“He ran really well at a training session this morning and we’re hoping that he’ll be available for next weekend,” Bell said.
Brett Bewley is likely to miss Fremantle’s upcoming clash with Melbourne on Monday as he continues to manage some groin soreness, but Bell said he was confident the wingman would be okay for the following fixture against North Melbourne.
“He’s got a bit of groin soreness and lost a bit of power through there, so we’ll manage him through that,” Bell said.
“At this stage he’d be a risk for this Monday’s game but we’re hoping that he’ll be alright for the following game on Saturday.”
|PLAYER||INJURY||ESTIMATED RETURN TIME|
|Lloyd Meek||Calf||1 week|
|Griffin Logue||Toe||2 weeks|
|Sam Switkowski||Hamstring||3 weeks|