Josh Battle has entered concussion protocols after receiving a head knock in Saturday’s game against Brisbane.

“Initial assessments showed no signs of concussion however half time assessment revealed Josh had some delayed onset symptoms and he was subsequently substituted out with the diagnosis of concussion,” Acting General Manager of Football David Misson said.

“He’ll now undergo the standard concussion protocols, with the hope of being available for week one of finals."

Meanwhile, it’s season over for several Saints youngsters.

Isaac Keeler (knee), Olli Hotton (groin) and Angus McLennan (back) will finish their 2023 campaigns in the rehab group, setting themselves up for a big 2024.

“Isaac, Olli and Gus each have minor niggles, but given the years they’ve had and the big futures we see for them, we’ve decided it’s best to reduce their loads and ease them into their off-season,” Misson said. 

Dougal Howard will begin non-contact training this week as he continues to recover from wrist surgery, while Dan McKenzie and Zak Jones will also start to reintegrate into the main group.

Anthony Caminiti is also tracking well in his concussion recovery and is expected to be available for next week’s elimination final against Greater Western Sydney. 

Anthony Caminiti Concussion Test
Dougal Howard Wrist 1-2 weeks
Seb Ross Hamstring 1-2 weeks
Josh Battle Concussion TBC
Dan McKenzie Calf TBC
Zak Jones Knee TBC
Isaac Keeler  Knee Season
Olli Hotton Groin Season
Angus McLennan Back Season
James Van Es Ankle Season
Updated: Tuesday 29 August