Shaun Burgoyne is recovering well after injuring his ankle in Hawthorn's Round 6 win over the Crows.
Burgoyne, who was subbed out of the game after an incident in the second quarter, will be monitored closely over the remainder of the week to determine his availability against the Saints on Saturday.
"During that contest he actually had two mechanisms. The first one was a standard ankle roll, and then he also got stood on at the back of his ankle which caused some significant bleeding and swelling around that area and that's why he was so sore," Physical Performance Manager Luke Boyd explained.
"Shaun's progressing reasonably well, but we just need to see where he's at later in the week and how he trains, then make a decision as to whether he's a chance to play this week."
The Hawks are a chance to be buoyed by the return of Jack Gunston this weekend, with the reigning Peter Crimmins Medallist nearing full fitness having recovered from back surgery in December.
"Jack had a really good week of training last week... We're really happy with his progression to this point," Boyd said.
"What this week looks like is he'll full train, as he has for the last couple of weeks, then we'll make an assessment later in the week to see where he's at in relation to playing."
Meanwhile, Lachie Bramble is set for a stint on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring in Box Hill's Round 2 win over the Northern Bullants.
Watch the below AIA Vitality Update for more Hawthorn injury news.
Hawthorn's injury list:
Jack Gunston - back – test
Dan Howe - soreness - test
Shaun Burgoyne - ankle - test
Jonathon Ceglar - ankle - 2 weeks
Denver Grainger-Barras - knee - 4-6 weeks
Lachie Bramble - hamstring - TBC
Will Day - ankle – indefinite
James Sicily - ACL - indefinite
Seamus Mitchell - ankle - indefinite