Hawthorn is set to receive a big boost to its side with forward Mitch Lewis in contention to make his return this Saturday against Richmond.
Following an impressive start to the season, the 23-year-old has been missing in action since Round 5 after sustaining a hamstring injury.
He was set make a comeback last week, but his training was impacted after dealing with a non-COVID related illness.
Chad Wingard has also recovered from his illness and is on track to return against the Tigers in what will be his 200th game.
Youngster Changkuoth Jiath is progressing well off the back of his hamstring injury and is another week away from a return.
Meanwhile, in some unfortunate news to come out of Box Hill’s huge win on the weekend, two Hawks are set to face stints on the sidelines following their respective injuries.
In what was his first game of the year, Tyler Brockman suffered a dislocated shoulder in the opening eight minutes of the VFL match against the Bombers.
After kicking five goals in the first half, Emerson Jeka also injured his hamstring and is now likely to spend several weeks on the sidelines.
Hear the latest from Hawthorn Physiotherapist Ben Janson in this week’s AIA Vitality Update.
Changkuoth Jiath – hamstring – 1 week
Emerson Jeka – hamstring – 6 weeks
Tom Phillips – ankle – 7 weeks
Ned Reeves – shoulder – TBC
Tyler Brockman – shoulder – TBC
Ben McEvoy – neck – TBC