Hawthorn Injury Update: Lewis Nearing Comeback Meek Shows Promise Reeves Under Observation

By Divya Jun 12, 2024 #AFL #Hawthorn

Injury Update: Lewis Edges Closer to Return

Hawthorn’s High Performance Manager, Peter Burge, has unveiled the latest injury updates ahead of Round 14, providing insights into the conditions of Mitch Lewis and other Hawks.

Mitch Lewis: On the Verge of Comeback

Mitch Lewis, Hawthorn’s forward, is gradually approaching a return to action, as he’s listed as a test for this weekend’s game. His progress has been significant over the past week, participating in training sessions and performing well. Pending a successful full training session on Thursday, he’s expected to play some game time this weekend, with details to be determined after Thursday’s training.

Lloyd Meek: Positive Progress

Lloyd Meek, the ruckman, has also made headway in his recovery from an ankle injury. He exhibited improved agility and movement in training, suggesting a strong likelihood of selection for the weekend’s match. Burge noted that a final decision will be made on Thursday based on his progress in training.

Ned Reeves: Under Observation

Ned Reeves, another ruckman, faces some uncertainty due to a back injury sustained during the second quarter of the previous game. He experienced significant back spasms and was unable to continue playing. While his condition has improved, he remains sore and did not participate in training on Monday. His availability for the weekend is uncertain and contingent on substantial improvement.

Other Injury Updates

Alongside the key players mentioned above, Burge also provided updates on other injured Hawks:

  • Chad Wingard (calf): Expected to return after the bye week.
  • Ethan Phillips (knee): Underwent successful knee surgery and is anticipated to return after the bye week.
  • Will McCabe (back): Return delayed until after the bye week to ensure full recovery.
  • Bailey Macdonald (hip): Listed as a test for this weekend, with scans revealing minor bursitis.
  • Jack O’Sullivan (hamstring): Aiming for return in the first game after the bye week, with progress being made.

Hawthorn’s injury management team continues to monitor and assess the players’ progress, with the ultimate goal of returning them to the field in optimal condition.

By Divya

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