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Saints blessed with return of skipper Steele
The Saints are counting their blessings, with Jack Steele expected to make a surprisingly speedy return to the field, likely just in time for the highly anticipated clash against Sydney on Saturday night.
The two-time Trevor Barker Award winner has been out for the count since round nine, when he underwent surgery for an AC joint injury in his right shoulder.
The club opted for a careful approach and decided to keep him off the field until now, despite training at nearly 100 per cent last week. He has continued training this week, ticking off his rehabilitation requirements at warp speed. He hopes to complete the final stage of his recovery at Wednesday’s main training session at RSEA Park.
Daniel McKenzie is also set to make the weekend trip to Sydney after missing the 35-point loss to the Bombers. He suffered a concussion against Brisbane at the Gabba in round 13 and had to complete protocols before returning to the wings.