Small forward Lachlan Murphy is expected to push for selection this week after the Club took a cautious approach to his neck soreness on the weekend.

Murphy missed Saturday night’s loss to Brisbane after he was involved in a collision against Carlton in Round Eight.

Head of Player Health and Performance Rehabilitation Tim Parham said Murphy trained well on Friday and would join his teammates for the main session this Wednesday.

“Lachie unfortunately reported some neck soreness post-game against Carlton,” Parham said.

“Given his history of neck surgery and serious neck surgery at that, we just thought it was a good opportunity to take a week.

“He’s been training well and settled really well. We’re hoping to get him back on the park this weekend.”

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First-year midfielder Zac Taylor is also set to return this weekend after overcoming a broken thumb, along with key forward Riley Thilthorpe who has had an interrupted past few weeks with a knee complaint and health and safety protocols.

“Riley is tracking really well,” Parham said.

“Should there have been an SANFL game last week he certainly would have featured.

“None-the-less, he’s been training full and is in a really good space to play.”

Injury list as of Tuesday, May 17: 

Lachlan Murphy (neck) test
Rory Sloane (knee) season
Paul Seedsman (concussion) ongoing