Wests Tigers can provide the following Chemist Warehouse Injury Report ahead of the club’s Round 6 game against South Sydney.
After sustaining a wrist fracture in the pre-season, Shawn Blore is making excellent progress in his return from surgery with a return to full squad training next week.
He is on track for a return to play in Round 8.
Joey Leilua failed his head injury assessment against the North Queensland Cowboys last week and is undergoing the concussion return-to-play protocols, which will see him unavailable for selection this week.
Billy Walters will undergo a surgeon review this week as he closes in on a return from his lengthy knee injury, with the utility to return to play in the coming weeks.
Russell Packer and 2021 Development Player William Kei have both had arthroscopic surgery following contact-related knee injuries — Packer is aiming for a return to play in Round 10 while Kei is hoping to be available in Round 8.
Train-and-trialist Edene Gebbie has also successfully had arthroscopic knee surgery and will be available for selection in the coming weeks.
CHEMIST WAREHOUSE INJURY REPORT
Joey Leilua (concussion) — Round 7
Shawn Blore (wrist) — Round 8
Russell Packer (knee) — Round 10
Billy Walters (knee) — Close to return
So looking forward to seeing Blore bash a few.
I want Amone in there too just to see if he likes bashing blokes as much as he says he does.
All talk …perfect WT’s recruit
Sooner or later one of these guys is going to fire
If Blore and Amone can come into the team and add some much needed aggression to our team, that can only help our cause
We need all of our forwards to play their part in moving us up field
I am still confident that we will have a very good forward pack when they are all fit
But we can see our Backs lack that strike power
Laurie and Douiehi I think will be fine
But like everyone says, our 2 wingers and centres is where we lack