Ruck-forward Tim English is a likely starter for the Western Bulldogs this week.
The 23-year-old has missed a month of football, after being concussed in the Bulldogs’ round six win against the GWS Giants.
English battled concussion symptoms for the first couple of weeks, before building his training loads over the past fortnight.
Senior coach Luke Beveridge said English was back to full health and would likely be named in the team for the top-of-the-table clash against Melbourne tomorrow.
“With Tim, (it was) just those obvious things… sensitivity to sunlight, some ongoing headaches afterwards,” Beveridge told RSN Breakfast Club today.
“It just took a while for him to feel good about himself.
“I had a conversation with him early in the week last week, and I said ‘how are you going today?’. He said, ‘I’m a lot better, I just feel happier, I feel myself’.
“He’s well within himself now, he’s been able to get through some training and he’s likely to play Friday night.”
The Bulldogs have already confirmed one inclusion for Friday’s match, with Riley Garcia to make his AFL debut.
Adam Treloar (ankle) is the only confirmed out at this stage.
The team will named at 6.20pm tonight.