The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are into their fourth week of post-Christmas training and are eyeing off a return to the football field in coming weeks.
With only six weeks until the opening round of the season, the Bulldogs currently have six players in the injured group.
Captain Josh Jackson suffered a fractured nose after a training drill and is undergoing minor surgery this week. He will likely resume non-contact training within a week and will aim to be ready for the Bulldogs upcoming Trial matches.
Back rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner sustained a syndesmosis injury to his left ankle during a recent training session which required surgery. The forward will be sidelined for 8-10 weeks.
Jeremy Marshall-King is well into his running program and will commence non-contact skills next week. He will progress into full skills over the next four weeks.
Local junior Marcelo Montoya is continuing his recovery from a serious knee injury. The Fijian international’s running program continues to build. He is currently doing non-contact skills and will be phased into the main squad over the next two weeks.
Kieran Foran is continuing with his shoulder rehabilitation program and this will ramp up once the 29-year old will sees his surgeon in three weeks.
Sauaso Sue is continuing to recover well from an ACL injury and has commenced a restricted skills program. He will look to join the main group over the next two to three weeks.