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Injury report: Sami progressing, Jolliffe sent for scans

Gold Coast Titans flyer Phil Sami is hopeful to be a handy inclusion for the Round 8 contest against the Penrith Panthers at home after missing the weekend with a number of niggling injuries.

Despite being named to play, the outside back was ruled out at the captain's run, being put on ice with the expectation of returning for the battle of the young guns on Friday night at Cbus Super Stadium.

Sami is progressing through his return to play rehabilitation running, with a view to integrate into skills training on Wednesday.

Following Round 7, Titans high performance manager Klint Hoare also provided an update for the following players in the Gold Coast squad.

Jaimin Jolliffe

Jolliffe suffered a left calf distal soleus tear in the clash against the Cowboys, leaving the field in the 18th minute. The prop forward is showing clinically reasonable strength and range of motion on Monday with an MRI to occur on Tuesday morning.

Likely a few weeks of rehabilitation prior to returning to play, but a more definitive prognosis will be updated after his scan. 

Sam McIntyre   

In action for Tweed in the Hostplus Cup against Townsville, McIntyre suffered multiple lacerations to his head, requiring sutures. 

Passing his head injury assessment at the ground, the edge forward's wound healing will be monitored and should be available if selected for NRL Round 8 clash against the Panthers.

In further good news, both Jayden Campbell and Tanah Boyd returned from injury playing for the Seagulls in Sunday afternoon's Hostplus Cup clash against the Blackhawks; Campbell featuring in the full 80 whilst Boyd played a helpful utility role off the bench for 40 minutes.

Be there to witness a battle of the young guns, with a scintillating match-up between rising five-eighths AJ Brimson and Jarome Luai headlining the Titans' Round 8 Friday night showdown against the Penrith Panthers at Cbus Super Stadium.

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