Experienced midfielder Jack Redden and intercept-marking defender Jeremy McGovern are in the mix to return from injury against Carlton on Sunday.
Meanwhile, young backman Harry Edwards will be monitored this week after suffering a game-ending head knock on debut against Geelong.
Redden missed the thrilling win over the Cats with a slight quad issue, but the 219-game veteran trained strongly on Tuesday at Mineral Resources Park and will be tested later in the week.
“Jack’s progressing well from his quad strain,” General Manager – Football Craig Vozzo told westcoasteagles.com.au.
“Hoping we build him up to a point where he can get most of the main training session in this week, in which case he’d be available to play.”
McGovern has missed the past two victories over the Magpies and Cats but showed he is on the right track by taking part in skills work on Tuesday.
“We kept trying to get him up each week. The thumb fracture has held him back in terms of the pain levels and the healing,” Vozzo said.
“We’ve made better progress at the start of this week, so hopefully we can get some main training into him and then make a decision later in the week.”
Edwards also made an appearance on the field with his teammates after pulling up well from his head knock suffered in the second term against Geelong.
“Poor Harry, it was a huge knock. Obviously very brave to put his head in the hole there and unfortunately it was the end of the game for him,” Vozzo said.
“But good news is he has passed the early tests that our doctors required him to do under the normal concussion protocols early in the week.
“He’ll have a slow build-up through the week. Did some walk-jog earlier today, will do some more main training later in the week and if he copes well with that we’ll be able to make the decision whether he’ll play or not or have the week off.”
Several other Eagles are further back in their return to play timelines, including hamstrung small forwards Jack Petruccelle and Jamaine Jones, who has appeared to suffer a minor setback.
"We’re still in the course of diagnosing that,” Vozzo said.
Petruccelle is building strength in his hamstring as he looks to return in about a month’s time.
Big man Nathan Vardy was training with his teammates in their small group on Tuesday as he recovers from a slight ankle strain.
Meanwhile, rookie draftee Mitch O’Neill (back) also made an appearance completing some skills work after exiting quarantine following his return from Tasmania.
“Young Mitch has come back and now escalating training with the group at the moment,” Vozzo said.
“It’s probably now an eight-week build to return to play but the early signs are really good and it’s great to have him back at the football club.”