Tim Membrey will sit out this weekend’s action at all levels, sidelined with knee soreness.

The 29-year-old played in Sandringham’s game against Sydney on Friday, pulling up sore.

“We’ve elected to manage Tim’s load this week and give him a bit of a break,” Acting General Manager of Football David Misson said.

“Injuries of this nature require constant monitoring, so we’ll continue to assess how Tim responds to this week off.

“We will be in a better position to determine his return timeline after that.”

Meanwhile, Dan McKenzie is on the cusp of a return to competitive football, coming out the other side of an injury-plagued past 12 months to put himself into VFL consideration.

The 27-year-old has battled through a handful of calf setbacks in his bid to break back into the side, but is now anticipated to be just a week away from making his comeback.

Zak Jones is also in the frame following a quad strain next week, while Jack Bytel is tracking well following a concussion from Sandringham’s match against Coburg.

“We’re really pleased for Dan to finally reach this stage,” Misson said.

“He’s had a challenging period with injury, but has consistently applied himself and done everything possible in his mission to get back to full fitness.

“It has been testing roads back for Dan and Zak, but we look forward to seeing them in action soon.”  

Jack Billings is 2-3 weeks away after injuring his hamstring last fortnight, while Jack Hayes and Hunter Clark are both about a month away from making their respective returns.  

Injury list

Tim Membrey  Knee TBC
Jack Bytel Concussion Test
Zak Jones Quad 1 week
Dan McKenzie Calf 1 week
Jack Billings Hamstring 2-3 weeks
Hunter Clark Knee 3-5 weeks
Angus McLennan Back 3-5 weeks
Jack Hayes Foot 4-5 weeks
Matthew Allison Foot 5-7 weeks
Nick Coffield Calf 5-7 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, 13 June