Recover Sports Medicine injury update: Round 6

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Sam Fowler and Michael Romero (pictured) could return for the Northern Blues this Saturday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Murdoch)

A pair of Northern Blues youngsters could be in line to feature in action against Sandringham this weekend.

Sam Fowler and Michael Romero are close to returning, having overcome respective injuries which has kept them out of action in recent weeks.

A hip injury has kept Fowler from playing since the game against Coburg, while Romero hasn’t played since the Round 2 Development loss to Williamstown.

Both were in good form prior to injury, with Romero collecting 20 disposals and a goal against the Seagulls while Fowler lit up the game against the Lions with an exciting five-goal performance.

Northern Blues High Performance Manager Steven Tiricola was optimistic both could be back playing this weekend, pending training on Wednesday night.

However, one Blue who won’t be in action is Tim Jones, who was unavailable for selection last weekend due to a hamstring strain.

The same injury will keep the on-baller out this weekend, ahead of the club’s two consecutive byes before facing Coburg on June 10.

Matthew Walson is also unlikely to be available on Saturday after sustaining a concussion in the Development win over Casey.