Ruckman Stefan Martin and forward Mitch Hannan are both on track to be available for Sunday’s clash with Fremantle.
Martin hasn’t played since round seven due to an Achilles tendon issue, while Hannan missed last week’s loss to Melbourne with calf tightness.
However, the pair look set to be fit to face the Dockers.
“Stef has had some persistent Achilles soreness. He needed some time off to allow us to fix the injury and to return him back to his best,” head of sports medicine, Chris Bell, said.
“He’s had a few really solid training sessions and will return to availability this week.
“Following our main training session last week, Mitch reported some low-level calf tightness.
“We didn’t want to take any risks with Mitch, so he didn’t play. He got through training well today and if he gets through the rest of the week like I expect, he’ll return to availability.”
Last week’s debutant, Riley Garcia, will be unavailable to take on the Dockers.
The midfielder was subbed out in the first quarter against the Dees and will need to work through concussion protocols before he is available to return.
Hannan (calf) – available
Martin (Achilles) – available
Garcia (concussion) – TBC
Richards (ankle) – 1-2 weeks
Wood (hamstring) – 2-4 weeks
Vandermeer (knee) – 6-7 weeks
Dunkley (shoulder) – 6-8 weeks
Jong (hamstring) – 6-8 weeks
Treloar (ankle) – 6-8 weeks