DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28: Lachie Weller of the Suns kicks the ball during the 2022 AFL Round 11 match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Hawthorn Hawks at TIO Stadium on May 28, 2022 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Felicity Elliott/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Gold Coast may be bolstered by the inclusion of Lachie Weller this weekend, as the defender is cleared to make his return from an ACL injury.

Weller tore his ACL in June last year, now set to play to make his return in Round 2 after a strong recovery after being cleared for selection.

Gold Coast's Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull confirmed Weller was back to full training, saying that the 27-year-old had worked hard to recover from the injury.

“Lachie has been training fully for a month now and has exceeded every challenge set for him throughout his rehabilitation and reconditioning following his injury,” Bull said.

“Lachie has put in a tremendous amount of hard work and had his sights firmly set on a return to play early in the season.”

Bailey Humphrey will also be available for selection this weekend after being sidelined with a foot injury, with the top draft pick potentially in line to make his AFL debut.

“Bailey's foot has healed and he has been back into training with the main group so he will be available for selection this weekend,” Bull said.

Elsewhere at the Suns, Wil Powell will be a test for the Round 2 contest after continuing his recovery from a hamstring injury.