The Brisbane Lions are nearing a full-strength list to choose from, with just two players set to miss beyond this week with injury.

After a return to the VFL on Saturday, defender Darcy Gardiner proved he has overcome an ongoing Achilles injury and is available for AFL selection this week.

Young duo Shadeau Brain (shoulder) and Blake Coleman (shoulder) are both a test after sitting out of the VFL on the weekend.

Ruckman Henry Smith is still 1-2 weeks away with a groin injury, while Carter Michael is looking at a possible return next month from a quad.

Shadeau Brain (shoulder) Test

Blake Coleman (Calf) Test

Henry Smith (Groin) 1-2 Weeks

Carter Michael (Quad) 3 Weeks