Doueihi has spent the entire off-season and first half of 2022 recovering from an ACL injury he sustained just a matter of weeks from the end of the 2021 season.
Rated as one of the club's best players last year despite missing out on the award to be crowned Tigers' player of the year to Luke Brooks and Daine Laurie, who split the award, Doueihi often fought a losing battle as a standout for the Tigers last year.
It is now reported that he is set to return.
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His return will leave under siege Tigers coach Michael Maguire facing plenty of questions though as he attempts to rescue now only the Tigers' season, but potentially his own job.
It has been widely reported that the club's internal review to be held over the bye week - something that has been confirmed by director of football Tim Sheens - will see a review into every aspect of the club for the second time in six months.
An internal review at the end of last year almost saw Maguire lose his job, before Sheens and the club decided to back the former South Sydney Rabbitohs' boss. Reports suggest the review may not be as kind this time around, with some suggesting the under pressure Maguire has already coached his last game at the joint venture.
Despite that, he will continue planning for the second half of the season, and part of that will be based on where Maguire fits into the side.
He played most of his footy in the halves last year, and could well play there again this year, however, that would undoubtedly require Luke Brooks to be dropped, given the form he Jackson Hastings has shown as the Tigers' best player.
It means Brooks could either be dropped, or play a utility role off the bench.
Fullback is another position Doueihi could play, however, Daine Laurie is stationed there and is likely to be preferred in the role as the club work on extending his contract - something that is less than certain.
The Tigers will name their team for the Round 14 clash against Manly at 4pm (AEST) on Tuesday.