Brisbane Lions expect to enter the resumption of the season with close to a full list to select from after senior pair Dayne Zorko and Stef Martin made successful returns to training.
High-performance manager Damien Austin says only Irishman James Madden and defender Marcus Adams are ruled out of the June 13 round two clash with Fremantle at the Gabba.
Madden has recently returned from Ireland and is undergoing the Government mandated period of quarantine while Adams is on the comeback from surgery.
“We’re not tracking to bad, we’ve only got two players out,’’ Austin said.
“We’ve got Jimmy Adams who is still in isolation in Melbourne, he’ll come out next week.
“And Marcus Adams had a foot injury that we had to operate on, we are just waiting on the wound to heal and we expect him to be running shortly.’’
The big news is the availability of Martin who suffered a PCL injury in his right knee in the round one loss to Hawthorn at the MCG.
Martin showed no ill effects when he took part in an intra-club match on Friday.
“Stef will miss no games from a PCL injury which is probably a first,’’ he said.
“He’s been back in full training for the past week and a half so we expect him to be right for round two.’’
Zorko is also expected to take on the Dockers after completing full training on Monday following some lighter sessions last week.
“Dayne is just a little bit of management in regards to Achilles soreness,’’ he said.
“But we expect him to make it for round two, he did full training today so we expect him to be right.’’