MELBOURNE’S Tayla Harris is eyeing a return to play ahead of the club’s Round 10 clash against Brisbane this weekend.
Harris, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, will train fully this week with Sam Batterton, AFLW Head of High-Performance, hopeful of her availability ahead of the Saturday match.
“She completed a big session on Saturday and passed all of her markers,” Batterton said.
“So, she’ll full train this week with the group and if she successfully gets through that, she’ll be available to play.”
Gab Colvin will also be racing the selection clock ahead of Round 10 after three weeks of inaction due to Achilles soreness.
“Gab has been in a de-loading phase and now that we’ve got her symptoms under control, we’ll look to re-load her through this week,” Batterton said.
“If everything goes really well, then she could be available.”
Following some ankle soreness, Aimee Mackin will need to hit key markers before re-joining the main group.
“Aimee returned to running on the weekend and that went really well,” Batterton said.
“She’ll look to change direction today and integrate into some skills work and if that goes well, she could full train at the end of the week.
“And then she’ll potentially be available for Saturday but it’s looking more likely to be next week.”
Maddi Gay will see a short stint on the sidelines after suffering a minor hamstring injury last Thursday.
“She had that scanned on Friday and it showed a low-grade strain, which was relatively good news,” Batterton said.
“We’ll look to get her moving throughout this week and the see how she goes at the backend of next week.”
Lastly, Sarah Lampard has continued through rehabilitation of a wrist fracture, hitting an important milestone this past week.
“She’s out of her first cast and has moved into a splint,” Batterton said.
“This means she’s now back available to run and kick the footy, just not using her left hand.
“She looks to be three to four weeks away and in that time there’s a lot she can be doing to improve and be ready to potentially play in finals.”