Wests Tigers can provide the following Chemist Warehouse Injury Report ahead of the club's Round 18 game against the Brisbane Broncos this Sunday at Suncorp Stadium.
As the playing squad and staff head north to Brisbane, winger AJ Kepaoa and forwards Russell Packer and Zane Musgrove will remain in Sydney as they continue to rehabilitate from their respective long-term injuries.
After sustaining an ACL tear earlier this year, Kepaoa is moving through rehab programs as expected is and is currently working through an intense strengthening program. He will return to running in the next four to six weeks as he eyes off a return in time for the start of the 2022 season.
Packer is continuing to work through his knee injury with a gradual increase in his running load at the moment, while Musgrove has been unsuccessful in a conservative management plan for his foot fracture — progressing him to a surgical repair and a non-weight bearing program for the next four weeks.
While the team is in Brisbane, all three players will continue their rehabilitation programs in Sydney under the NRL's COVID bubble restrictions.