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.
|Dougal Howard||Wrist||1-2 weeks|
|Seb Ross||Hamstring||1-2 weeks|
|James Van Es||Ankle||Season|
|Updated: Tuesday 29 August|