Halfback Mathew Head (ribs) and forward Nathan Long (knee) have been cleared to play for the St.George Bank Illawarra Dragons against the Eels at Parramatta Stadium this Friday night. However captain Trent Barrett (hamstring), winger Nathan Blacklock (hamstring), centre Matt Cooper (knee), prop Jason Ryles (knee) and second rower Lance Thompson (shoulder) will not be available for anywhere from 1-4 weeks.
Luke Bailey season chest Trent Barrett 2-3 weeks hamstring Nathan Blacklock 1 week hamstring Matt Cooper 2-4 weeks knee - posterior cruciate ligament strain Wycliff Palu 4 weeks foot strain Henry Perenara 4-6 weeks shoulder Ryan Powell 1 week concussion Jason Ryles 1-2 weeks knee - minor damage to tibia-fibula knee joint Lance Thompson 1 week shoulder
TRAINING TIMES Week beginning May 17, 2004
DAY TIME VENUE WHO/WHAT Mon, May 17 8.30-12.15am (3 groups, 3 different start times) Sth Cronulla Complex NRL - medical and recovery 11.45am-1.45pm (2 groups, 2 different start times) Carss Park NRL - weights 2.15-3.30pm St George Leagues Club NRL - review with coaches Tues, May 18 9.30-11.30am Oki Jubilee Stadium NRL - training Wed, May 19 8.30-8.45am Carss Park/ WIN Stadium NRL - split weights 3.30-6pm WIN Stadium NRL - video/ speed/ training Thur, May 20 rest day Fri, May 20 9.30am Kings School, Parramatta NRL - training 5.30pm Parramatta Stadium Premier League v Eels 7.30pm Parramatta Stadium NRL v Eels Sat, May 22 8.30-1.15pm (3 groups, 3 different start times) Sth Cronulla Complex NRL - medical, massage, pool recovery, stretch Sun, May 23 Rest day
Tuesday May 18 11.30am - 12pm Peakhurst High Campus, Mortdale Lee Bennett - Assist with schools education policy on anti-bullying and student harassment Tuesday May 18 1.30pm - 2.30pm Kingsgrove High School, Kingsgrove Lance Thompson - School visit to talk about career in sport. Wedneday May 19 11.15am - 12.15pm St George District Round Robin, Lugarno Reece Simmonds, Tony Jensen, Lincoln Withers - Assist in skills clinics with kids. Thursday May 20 12pm - 1pm St.George Bank City Mark Riddell, Nick Youngquest - Mission Launch Friday May 21 8.30am - 9.30am Hurstville Boys High School, Hurstville Brett Firman - School visit to talk about career in sport