Dougal Howard must pass a fitness test this week to put himself in the frame for a senior return against the Cats.

The influential defender has not played since leaving the game early against Carlton in Round 16 with a knee complaint.

Max Heath will also seek to prove his fitness this week, as he emerges from concussion protocols.

Dan McKenzie remains at least a week away from a return following a calf strain, while a timeline is yet to be placed on Jack Billings as he continues to recover from a back injury.

Injury list

Jack Billings Back TBC
Max Heath Concussion Test
Dougal Howard Knee Test
Daniel McKenzie Calf 1 week
Paddy Ryder Calf 2-3 weeks
Jade Gresham Knee Season
Jack Hayes Knee Season
Nick Coffield Knee Season
Updated: Tuesday, 2 August