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Ashcroft and Michael to make early returns

Brisbane Lions midfielder Will Ashcroft is considered available for selection this week as he prepares to make his long-awaited return from an ACL.

Brisbane Lions Midfielder Will Ashcroft has been deemed available for selection this week as he prepares to make his long-awaited return from an ACL.

Ashcroft, the Lions’ second draft pick in 2022, had his debut season cut short after rupturing his ACL in Round 19 against Geelong last year.

The 20-year-old has returned to full training over the last month and today received the green light to play this weekend.

Although he is available for selection, the Club is yet to decide whether the talented young midfielder will play at AFL or VFL level.

That decision will be confirmed on Thursday when the final teams are announced.

Ashcroft is not the only León who will return, with a young defender carter miguel He is also available for selection after a long battle with injuries.

Michael, who has overcome a series of quadriceps and knee injuries over the past two seasons, is expected to play in the VFL on Saturday.

Co-vice captain jose dunkley He underwent a gluteal scan on Monday following Saturday’s win over Port Adelaide, although he trained on Tuesday and will play against Melbourne.

Injury list

PLAYER

INJURY

SCHEDULE

Will Ashcroft

Knee

Available

carter miguel

Yard

Available

Noah responds

Shoulder

3-5 weeks

Lincoln McCarthy

Knee

Season

Keidean Coleman

Knee

Season

Darcy Gardiner

Knee

Season

Tom Doedee

Knee

Season

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