Adelaide defender Luke Brown faces a fitness test ahead of his side’s clash with Fremantle this Sunday.
Crows General Manager of High Performance Matt Hass said Brown had progressed well after suffering an ankle injury in the pre-season that sidelined him for the opening rounds of 2019.
“Browny is very close now, he has accelerated and gone really well in the last bit of his rehab,” Hass said.
“He needs to complete the main session with the group this week, and barring anything going wrong in that, he should be available to play.”
Wayne Milera Jnr has avoided surgery on his injured AC joint and is now expected to miss the next three to four weeks.
“Pleasingly for Wayne, his injury has continued to settle and improve both pain and function,” Hass said.
“He has had his second follow-up with the specialist this morning and it was a positive result that he won’t require surgery.
“We’ll continue with conservative management and progress Wayne through his rehab from there.
“The time frame for him is about 4-6 weeks from the date of injury, so it will depend on how he tolerates contact as we progress him through his rehab.”
Hass also confirmed midfielder Bryce Gibbs had overcome the bout of gastro that ruled him out of Round Six.
“Gibba came down with gastro late last week so that obviously impacted his availability,” Hass said.
“Over the weekend, he’s rehydrated and got his energy back, so he trained yesterday, will train with the group on Wednesday and be available this week.”
Injury list as of Tuesday, April 30
Brown (Ankle) – Test
McPherson (Back) – 1 week
Seedsman (Knee) – 2-3 weeks
Douglas (Syndesmosis) – 2-3 weeks
Milera (AC Joint) – 3-4 weeks
Jacobs (Knee) – 3-4 weeks
Doedee (ACL) – Season