Thursday, 09 June 2016
Subiaco will enjoy a well-needed rest over the State bye weekend as they re-invigorate their troops.
The Lions only had seven of their 2015 Premiership players against Peel last week as the rigor of WAFL football takes its toll.
With a weekend off, the Lions medical staff will look to get some important players on the road to recovery.
Veterans Lachlan Delahunty, Jordan Lockyer, Wayde Twomey & Brett Robinson are chances to return after the bye week and will be targeting Round 13 vs East Fremantle.
Utility Delahunty has missed the last three weeks due to a hip injury but could be 100% healthy for the crucial clash against the Sharks.
Defender Lockyer has been absent from the side since Round 5 but will be hoping to have an impact on the second half of the season. Subiaco’s young defence has held up well without the experience of Lockyer but his presence is invaluable.
Brett Robinson started the season strongly as an attacking winger and kicked nine goals before injury. Wayde Twomey was also enjoying another strong season but suffered a leg injury against West Perth. The Premiership players will be welcome inclusions against the third placed Sharks.
Subiaco have four players with long-term injuries with forwards Rhys Waters, Kyle Halligan, Hayden Kennedy and Scott Hancock sidelined for a while.
Young forwards Waters and Halligan are both expected to be out for another month with leg injuries.
Hayden Kennedy had a successful re-construction on his right shoulder and Scott Hancock is currently rehabilitating from anterior cruciate ligament surgery.
Head trainer Tanya Ferguson and physio Craig King and S+C specialist Dan Hiscock will monitor the players over the bye week and assess their fitness before East Fremantle on June 19.