Adelaide forward Shane McAdam is in line to face Collingwood this Saturday after progressing well with an ankle injury.
McAdam has missed the last two weeks after rolling his ankle in the final quarter against North Melbourne.
“Shane is going really well,” Adelaide Head of Player Health & Performance Rehabilitation Tim Parham said.
“He was a bit unlucky to miss last week, it was probably a bridge too far with his ankle injury.
“We anticipate he’ll train full this week and make himself available to play.”
Luke Pedlar is also likely to return after an adductor strain last month.
“In a similar boat to Shane, Peds will train full this week and has made a good recovery,” Parham said.
“We anticipate he’ll be available to play.”
Mitch Hinge will also be available following a week off due to health and safety protocols.
Unfortunately Josh Rachele will not be available due to a hip injury sustained against Melbourne in Round 16.
“Josh is tracking along very well (but) he’s obviously got a bright and exciting future here at the Club so we’re not going to take any risks with him,” Parham said.
“We anticipate he’ll be back running this week with a view to possibly train towards the back-end of this week and most certainly next week.”
Skipper Rory Sloane continues to rehab his ACL following season-ending surgery in April.
He’s expected to start running in “around three-to-four weeks”.
“Sloaney is going really well,” Parham said.
“He’s on the stage of his rehab where it’s very dense, spending a lot of time in the gym trying to bolster up his lower body strength in preparation to running.
“His days are big and he’s doing a lot of hard work. He’s tracking along really well.”
Injury list as of Tuesday, July 12:
Shane McAdam (ankle) Test
Luke Pedlar (adductor) Test
Josh Rachele (hip) 1-2 weeks
Rory Sloane (ACL) season
Paul Seedsman (concussion) season