Charlie Cameron has escaped serious injury from an awkward landing following a marking contest on Saturday night and remains a chance to take on the Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night.
Cameron was in major discomfort when he was forced from the field after hyper-extending his knee in the Lions’ 24 point victory over the Western Bulldogs at the Gabba on Saturday.
The All Australian forward also rolled his ankle in the incident but after receiving treatment on the sidelines was able to return to the field.
High Performance manager Damien Austin said he has been cleared of any serious damage to the knee and his availability for round 12 would depend on his ability to train later in the week.
“He’s pulled up well, he obviously did a fitness test and went back on the ground,’’ he said.
“There doesn’t seem to be any structural damage from the scans, there’s a bit of swelling there and he also rolled his ankle in that incident.
“We expect we will get him trotting tomorrow and then see how he is later in the week to train.’’
Austin also provided some positive news on forward Cam Rayner who missed the victory over the Bulldogs with a hamstring injury he suffered against Richmond in the Rd 9, Tuesday night clash at Metricon Stadium.
He was initially expected to miss between three and four weeks but has made solid progress with his recovery and is now a chance to return to main training this week.
“He’s going really well,’’ he said.
“From running on the weekend and he’ll get into some skills on the weekend, so he is tracking really well.’’