Dashing defender Lachie Ash is expected to return for Sunday’s round 18 clash with the Tigers at the MCG.

The emerging leader was a late out for last Saturday’s match against the Blues at ENGIE Stadium after the club took a cautious approach following a corked calf sustained at training.

Ash is expected to train at full capacity this week and presuming he gets through main training on Friday, he will be available for Sunday’s clash.

All Australian defender Sam Taylor is progressing well in his rehab following a serious groin injury sustained in round 14.

The star backman will progress to modified training this week as he eyes off a return in two-to-three weeks’ time.

Vice-captain Josh Kelly is tracking well following a second calf injury and will return to running this week.

Meanwhile, young duo Cooper Hamilton and Nick Madden continue to advance in their rehab following long-term ankle injuries.

The GIANTS take on the Tigers on Sunday afternoon at the MCG.

Injury List

Player Injury Estimated Return
3. Stephen Coniglio

3. Stephen Coniglio

Shoulder Test
15. Sam Taylor

15. Sam Taylor

Groin 1-2 weeks
41. Nick Madden

41. Nick Madden

Ankle 2-3 weeks
22. Josh Kelly

22. Josh Kelly

Calf 3 weeks
34. Josh Fahey

34. Josh Fahey

Foot 6-8 weeks
11. Braydon Preuss

11. Braydon Preuss

Back Indefinite
24. Harry Rowston

24. Harry Rowston

Back Indefinite
43. Cooper Hamilton

43. Cooper Hamilton

Ankle TBC

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