Raiders centre Joseph Leilua has reportedly avoided straining his calf and remains a chance to line up in Sunday’s decider against the Roosters.
The 27-year-old will reportedly undergo a rigorous training and rehab schedule throughout the week as Canberra gives him every chance to overcome the damaged blood vessel in his calf which cut short his preliminary final.
The calf setback continues a frustrating season for Leilua, who missed almost four months after suffering a serious neck injury.
Meanwhile, hooker Josh Hodgson and fullback Jack Wighton are expected to overcome their respective minor injury complaints to feature in the grand final.
Sydney five-eighth Luke Keary has been carrying a suspected sprain to his ankle which isn’t expected to prevent him from playing, while captain Jake Friend faces a race against the clock as he seeks to return from his own calf issue.
The Roosters defeated the Raiders by six points in round nine, and by four points in round 21.