Port Adelaide’s 45-man playing list returned to training in small groups on Monday and Tuesday after spending nearly two months away from the club due to COVID-19.
Head of high performance Ian McKeown was delighted with the condition of the entire squad.
“As has been widely reported our players have been away from the club for several weeks due to COVID-19 training either individually or in pairs. I’m very happy to report that the entire squad reported back to training on Monday and Tuesday in great shape, setting us up well for when the season resumes from June 11,” McKeown said.
McKeown says the team has experienced two minor injury concerns since returning with second year wingman Xavier Duursma suffering a slight strain to his left hamstring while mercurial forward Robbie Gray injured a toe after dropping a weight on his right foot.
“As has been reported this morning, Robbie dropped a weight on his foot on the weekend which has resulted in a fracture of his right big toe. As a result, Robbie will be off his feet for the remainder of this week and will be assessed. We expect him to be available for selection when the season resumes,” McKeown said.
“We won’t take any risks with Xavier, but like Robbie, fully expect him to play in our first game back.”
McKeown says midfielder Willem Drew is progressing well from a fractured foot sustained in JLT 2 on March 7 while Charlie Dixon, Brad Ebert, Hamish Hartlett and Riley Bonner have all fully recovered from their early season injuries.