Ruckman Ned Reeves is trending towards a resumption in Hawthorn's team for Round 11 after the big man was subbed out with an ankle injury last Sunday.

Reeves was forced from the field in the third quarter of the Launceston clash, before being ruled out for the remainder of the match.

Hawthorn High Performance Manager Peter Burge said Reeves had recovered well following the injury.

"Ned had an incident during the game with his ankle, different to the mid-foot sprain that we were dealing with two weeks ago, so seperate incident," Burge said.

"The great news is that he has pulled up really well and he was running today in straight lines with his runners and we anticipate he is going to resume training with the main group on Thursday.

"We will make further assessment, but it is looking good at this stage for the weekend."

Youngster Josh Ward has resumed work with the main group, as he nears full fitness following a foot complaint.

"Josh has a bone-overload issue and has had a week on the AlterG treadmill - it's on the very minor-end of the spectrum of bone issues," Burge said.

"He was boots on today training with the group and he will train again on Thursday, but we are looking more at a return next week into Round 12.

"We just want to give it the extra week, given he is younger player with a bit of bone overload, and we are not going to rush him back this week."

Mercurial forward Chad Wingard is making progress after suffering a calf injury in the Round 8 clash with Fremantle in the west.

"Early last week, we weren't too sure where that was sitting, but it became evident during the week that he hadn't recovered from the game and had some soreness on one side in particular," Burge said.

"He's running now, but we will make sure that he's absolutely right to fully train next week, rather than a rushed preparation this week."

And dynamic defender Changkuoth Jiath is on track for a return in Round 13, as he too recovers from a calf issue.

"At this stage we are still looking at Round 13 possibility to return, but we will see how the progression goes over the next week before we can lock that in or whether we look to go beyond that," Burge said.

"His progression has been good over the past few days, so really now it's about restoring full strength and moving into more dynamic activities, running and increasing that running intensity."

Listen to the full injury report ahead of Round 11 below.


Injury list

Player Injury Availability Expected return
Ned Reeves Ankle Test TBC
Josh Ward Foot Unavailable Round 12
Chad Wingard Calf Unavailable Round 12
Changkuoth Jiath Calf Unavailable Round 13
Emerson Jeka Hamstring Unavailable  Round 13
Max Lynch Concussion Unavailable TBC