West Coast has revealed the promising progress of a host of injured Eagles, including key-position trio Jeremy McGovern, Tom Barrass, and Shannon Hurn, defender Liam Duggan, and first-year midfielder Elijah Hewett.
The Eagles, currently sitting in dead last position on the ladder, have been categorically decimated by injury this season, with the likes of ruckman Nic Naitanui and emerging midfielder Jai Culley having already been ruled out for the remainder of 2023, forward Jake Waterman (illness) sidelined indefinitely, and defender Josh Rotham (thumb surgery) out for a minimum of six weeks.
West Coast Head of Health Mark Finucane first detailed updates on Barrass, McGovern, and Duggan.
"Tom had a really good session late last week with game-like loads so he's ready to go for this week," Finucane told westcoasteagles.com.au on Tuesday.
"Jeremy (McGovern), along with TB (Tom Barrass), had a good session on Friday and got into all of training and he should be available this week.
"Liam (Duggan), after missing with illness, has fully recovered, had a good training week at the end of last week, and is available for this week."
"Elijah (Hewett) has worked his way through the protocols and had a good hit-out with the boys last Friday, and is available to play this weekend," Finucane continued.
"Shannon (Hurn) has done a good block of training after his hamstring strain. He's still got another final step later this week. Hopefully, we'll see him out there against St Kilda."