Hard-working midfielder Jack Redden and speedster Jack Petruccelle are both chances to return when West Coast faces off with rival Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday.
Redden has been sidelined for the past three games by a leg issue but is pushing to make a comeback, while Petruccelle shapes as a potential inclusion for injured star Liam Ryan.
Ryan is expected to miss a couple of weeks due to a left hamstring strain suffered early in the win over St Kilda when he raced inside 50 and kicked a goal.
“Liam in that sprint as he went towards goal had a grab in the left hamstring,” club physiotherapist Mark Finucane told westcoasteagles.com.au.
“Scans have showed it looks like a standard couple of week hamstring is what we’re planning for at this stage.
“Jack (Redden) will be a test this week. He’s made really good progress with his leg and feeling more comfortable with every session, so there’s a possibility for this week.
“Jack (Petruccelle) in the game against Adelaide just pulled up a little bit tight with the hamstring, so we decided not to take the risk last week but we’ll see how he progresses through training this week.”
Several other key Eagles are closing in on returns, with full-back Tom Barrass (hamstring) and skipper Luke Shuey (calf) progressing positively.
“Luke has started his running progressions, so a little bit slower to start with but now he’s turned the corner he’ll build his volume from where he’s at now,” Finucane said.
“Tom is going well and looking to do our final sign off from his hamstring strain later this week and hopefully to be available next week.”
Young midfielder Luke Edwards is tipped to miss about two more weeks after he pulled up from the win over Adelaide with a hamstring strain, however fellow 2020 draftee Zane Trew is set to return from his hamstring issue this weekend.
Small forward Jamaine Jones is also building his workload following a nasty ankle injury.
“’JJ’ is going really well with his ankle. Better than we initially expected, so he is two-to-three weeks away pending his progress from where he’s at now,” Finucane said.
Brendon Ah Chee Hand 4-5 weeks
Tom Barrass Hamstring 1 week
Jarrod Cameron Ankle TBC
Luke Edwards Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Jamaine Jones Ankle 2-3 weeks
Jack Petruccelle Hamstring Test
Jack Redden Leg Test
Liam Ryan Hamstring 2 weeks
Luke Shuey Calf 1-2 weeks
Zane Trew Hamstring Test
Daniel Venables Concussion TBC