Hawthorn will be without top-line forwards Mitch Lewis and Luke Breust for the club's trip to Carrara to face Gold Coast this weekend.

However, the news was brighter for speedster Chankuoth Jiath, with the half-back set to make his return to action within the next week.

Yet, Hawks fans will be forced to wait a little longer before seeing Jiath run out onto the MCG.

After missing the Hawks' narrow Gather Round loss to Collingwood last Sunday with a hamstring injury, Lewis will miss again, with the club content to take a softly-softly approach with their key forward.

"Mitch has been rehabbing a very low-level hamstring injury, his hamstring is feeling pretty good at the moment," Hawthorn High Performance Manager Peter Burge told Hawks Media.

"But it has also become apparent that his knee has got a little bit of joint soreness as well, which we need to respect also.

"So we're just holding his program at the moment, he won't play this week and we need to assess how he progresses later this week."

Since debuting in Round 9 of the 2018 season, Lewis is yet to finish any of his seasons at Waverley with more than 15 appearances to his name.

The plan remains the same for Breust, with the veteran currently battling groin soreness.

"This has been part of his management over the last couple of years, it's nothing new, it's an overload issue," Burge explained.

"Given he is an older player that has played lots of footy, we've just had to pull his training back and let this settle."

At the other end of the ground, Jiath has made strong strides along his road back to AFL action.

Jiath injured his hamstring again over the summer, failing to complete his pre-season program after spending time in the Middle East in a bid to conquer his recurring soft tissue complaints.

While a place in Sam Mitchell's senior side is still some time away, Burge expressed that the club held hopes Jiath could put the boots on at some level in the very near future.

"He has put in a power of work over this period of time," Burge stated.

"As I've spoken about previously with this type of injury, we had to put him in a holding pattern and build his conditioning at a certain percentage of speed before we could progress.

"We've taken our time, we're really confident that his strength is really good, he has done some skills sessions already with the main group, and he is progressing into full training towards the end of this week.

"Then we can determine how much match play he can do and at what level as well, that will be a discussion with match committee next week."

A date, however, has been announced for the return of reigning Peter Crimmins medalist Will Day, with Burge and the Hawks stating the South Australian will be available before the bye.

"Will is feeling unbelievable, he has been putting in a fair bit of work in the last fortnight, his last week was fantastic," Burge said.

"He is resuming some football training this week with the group with the aim of returning at Round 7."

Hawthorn will do battle with the Suns on Saturday night in the Sunshine State.