NPL: Lambton Jaffas’ Luke Remington unlikely to feature in semi-finals

DOUBTFUL STARTER: Lambton Jaffas attacking weapon Luke Remington.

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LAMBTON Jaffas livewire Luke Remington believes he is unlikely to feature against Hamilton in the second leg semi-final on Saturday (1pm) at Darling Street Oval despite daily sessions in a hyperbaric chamber to recover from a corked calf.

The 2015player of the year was sidelined for Jaffas’ 2-1 win on Sunday because of the injury from akneelate in the last-round 4-2 victory over the Jets Youth.

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facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentCommentsRemington had an ultrasound scan on Tuesday to check for tears but said the injury was improving.

”I can walk with my heel on the ground now, so it’s loosening up a bit,” he said.“At the ultrasound, they said it doesn’t look like there’s calcification, andit’s still bleeding from the cork.

“I’llget into some physio and I’m spending every day in the hyperbaric chamber, so hopefully by the end of the week, if I can run properly, I’ll probably sit on the bench. At the moment, I’m probably 60-70 per cent not to play.It’s not looking too good.”

The Jaffas will also be sweating on the fitness of Jobe Wheelhouse (foot).

In his comeback from a fracture, Wheelhouse started for the first time in two months last week at Edden Oval andplayed an hour before succumbing to the pain in his foot.

Olympic coach Michael Bolch said defender Tom Davies was still experiencing headaches from a concussion which forced him from the field in the first half against Jaffas but he had been cleared and was likely to play on Saturday.