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Injury update: Round 17

Head Physiotherapist Andrew Wallis takes a look through the current Saints injury list. Head Physiotherapist Andrew Wallis takes a look through the current Saints injury list. (Wednesday 11 July, 2018)

Jake Carlisle is set to make his return against the Blues on Friday night at Etihad Stadium. 

Head Physiotherapist Andrew Wallis confirmed that Carlisle would be available for selection after successfully recovering from a punctured lung. 

The defender missed St Kilda's clash with Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval and would be a welcome addition to Alan Richardson's back six.

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Logan Austin is likely to miss one-two weeks after sustaining a groin injury against the Power, while Paddy McCartin will also be sidelined for two weeks with a foot sprain. 

In good news for Josh Battle, the young forward could be available for selection as early as next week after fracturing his eye socket against the Demons. 

Battle reported soreness around his eye after Round 15's win over Melbourne and was sent for scans as a precaution.


Josh Battle could be available for selection as early as next week

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Darren Minchington (hip) is expected to be available next week, while Nathan Brown continues to train well and could be available in two weeks as he makes his return from a hamstring injury.   

After a long rehab, Ben Long (foot) is just two weeks away from returning to the main group. 

Josh Bruce (leg), Koby Stevens (concussion) and Dylan Roberton (heart) will miss the remainder of the season.