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SJOG Injury Update: Duggan to press his case

SJOG Health Care Injury Update: Round 4 General Manager of Football Craig Vozzo takes us through the players currently on modified programs

West Coast Eagles defender Liam Duggan is set to be available for Saturday's RAC Derby after missing a week with a knee injury.

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Duggan, who strained his medial ligament against Greater Western Sydney in round two, has put in a strong week of training and is in the mix to face Fremantle on Saturday night.

West Coast Eagles general manager of football Craig Vozzo said Duggan was eager to take on the Dockers this weekend.

“He seems to be getting better with each of those, if he keeps tracking this way we expect him to main train," Vozzo said.

“Hopefully he gets through that and he'll be available for selection.”

Livewire forward Willie Rioli will continue his rehabilitation for a stress injury in his foot by commencing a running program on the club’s Alter-G treadmill in the near future.

“He’s slowly doing a little bit more and more through the gym, and expecting him to be on our Alter-G running machine very soon,” Vozzo said.

“From there it’ll be one to two weeks on track and all being well hope to have him back in about five weeks.”

Inside midfielder Hamish Brayshaw has battled with calf and hip complaints over the last few weeks but is on track to play his first game of 2019 this weekend against Peel.

"He’s had a difficult couple of weeks,” Vozzo said.

“He had a calf strain followed by a hip strain but has progressed quite well and made some great ground at the end of last week.

“We decided with those two injuries together, he hadn’t had a lot of training, so we trained him up last week rather than playing him.

“All being well he’ll main train this week and be available for selection for the WAFL Eagles.”