Brisbane captain Tom Rockliff has declared himself fit for the club’s clash with Carlton on Saturday at Etihad Stadium.
Rockliff has missed the past three AFL games with a hamstring injury since coming off the ground during the second quarter of the Lions’ loss to Port Adelaide in round seven earlier this month.
“I’ve just got to get through training this week, which will be no dramas, and make a return against Carlton down there,” Rockliff told the AFL website.
“I’ll play. I was pretty close last week of playing against Hawthorn and hopefully the body holds up over those injury mishaps and have a really good finish to the season.”
Rockliff has played just five games so far this season for the 16th-placed Lions as he continues to battle calf and hamstring strains.
The 26-year-old has since consulted a specialist in Canberra to seek better rehabilitation methods on the persistent injuries.