AFLW High-Performance Manager Matt Parker provides Richmond Media with an update on Ellie McKenzie, Jess Hosking, Sarah Hosking, Maddie Shevlin and Akec Makur Chuot in the latest injury report.
Ellie McKenzie, calf
"Ellie's going really well, she suffered a significant injury to her calf complex. She's been managing that over the last few months and she's actually turned a little bit of a corner over the last few weeks. Ellie's been back into some drills and we're starting to pick up that running load. While there's still a fair bit of work to go, she's definitely progressing in the right direction."
Jess Hosking, dislocated shoulder
"Jess came off midway through the second quarter against Geelong with the dislocated shoulder. Early in the week following, she returned to strength and function really well, which gave us really good hope for the season ahead. Jess is in a position where if she fully trains today (Wednesday) in our main session, she'll be available for Friday which is exciting."
Sarah Hosking, quad
"She's been managing a quad complaint in last few weeks but we've gotten a fair bit of work in. She's in the same boat as Jess, so if she gets through the main session tonight...she'll be available for Friday.
Maddie Shevlin, toe
"'Shev' was flying in the pre-season then had a bit of a toe complaint midway through. She's had a really strong last four to six weeks. She's back into full training, she's been going really well, and she's ready to go for Friday."
Akec Makur Chuot, knee
"Akec suffered a knee injury in one of our intraclubs a few weeks back. She's going really well, she'll be available for selection. So, it's been good to see her back on the track the last week or so."
The current COVID situation
"We're certainly in an interesting period in terms of where all clubs are at...so far so good with us, we're going reasonably well, but it's going to be unique. Each week is going to be very much a 'play it by ear' (situation) and no doubt every team will be affected at various times. Hopefully we can get through reasonably well."