Lions coach Michael Voss has revealed star duo Brendan Fevola and Jonathan Brown are suffering from abdominal injuries.
The Brisbane Lions joined the pair in Adelaide this afternoon ahead of their match against the Crows on Sunday.
Sophie Benjamin reports.
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It’s been a week full of uncertainty for the Brisbane Lions.
Star duo Jonathan Brown and Brendan Fevola have spent the week in Adelaide recovering from recent abdominal injuries and undergoing physiotherapy from one of the country’s top specialists.
Coach Michael Voss was confident when questioned about their respective recoveries.
Michael Voss, Lions Coach: “They’re going very well and we anticipate that they’ll play, but we’ve just got to wait and see.”
Defender Ash McGrath and ruckman Mitch Clark are also expected to return from injury for Sunday’s match provided they pass fitness tests.
It hasn’t been an easy week for the Lions, a crushing loss to Geelong, as well as doubt cast on the suitability of The Gabba as a venue for football.
Today the team moved training to Coorparoo.
Voss says the training location is in line with club policy for “away” games and not in response to recent concerns about The Gabba’s playing surface.
Michael Voss, Lions Coach: “Well, Geelong did post an official inquiry into the state of the grounds and you know, that’s really just going over old ground as far as we’re concerned.”
The Lions will be facing a potentially demoralised side in the Adelaide Crows, who are not only sitting near the bottom of the ladder, but are dealing with a the suspension of three players for bad behaviour after last week’s game.
Michael Voss, Lions coach: “For us it’s an important game as is Adelaide and I’m sure they’ve got some standards they want to meet, not just off the field but also on it and they appear to be ready to do that and we’ve got to be ready to do it too.”
Sophie Benjamin, QUT News