Host of key Port Adelaide players set to return

SEN - Thu, 23rd May 2019 - 0 Comments

Robbie Gray is confident that he will be back for Port Adelaide on Saturday against Hawthorn.

Gray has been sidelined since Round 6 with a broken hand but has been progressing well in his recovery.

He is “very confident” that he will be right to go for the Power's clash with the Hawks in Tasmania.

“All I’ve got to do is get through training this morning so I’m planning to be on the plane to Tassie tomorrow,” Gray told SEN SA Breakfast.

“I think I’ll be fine. I was sort of pushing to get back for last week.

“When I did it (the injury), I think it was going to be a month away.

“It’ll be a month on Sunday this week so it’s around that timeline and the docs (doctors) are really happy with it, it feels really good.

“I’ll just give it the final workout today at training but (I’m) really confident in being able to handle the footy well.”

Coach Ken Hinkley confirmed on SEN’s Whateley that he expects a host of players to be available for selection.

“We’ve got some comfort in the fact that we think (Tom) Jonas will be in okay, we expect Robbie Gray to be available,” he said.

“(Ryan) Burton’s a real chance to be available I would imagine.

“I think (Scott) Lycett will probably get up but again, we haven’t trained this week because we played Sunday, we haven’t done much so we’ll find out a bit more today.”

The Power will aim to back up their 38-point win over Gold Coast with a win over the Hawks at UTAS Stadium.

Hear Ken Hinkley on Whateley in the player below.