Luai is yet to be seen on the football field since he left midway through the Parramatta Eels game in Round 26, with scans revealing he had dislocated his shoulder.
However, ahead of the clash against the Storm and the team lists being announced on Tuesday, the five-eighth was able to complete the Panthers field session on Sunday, per News Corp. This was followed by Brian To'o backing him to return on Friday evening.
“He's been training well. Just given the nature of his injury, he's been going well so far. It's good to see him back on the field again, it's a miracle he's back so soon and back on the field playing,” To'o told News Corp.
“It could have been worse.”
Although he was seen training, his shoulder was heavily strapped, and it is understood that medical staff will test his shoulder throughout the week before the game.
“He's been doing fundamentals, slowly getting there. But he's got all week to be ready,” To'o added.
“Romy's (Luai) mental state is solid. To see the things he does off the field to get himself prepared mentally and physically.
"He's been doing all the little things to get his body right and get back on the field with the boys hopefully this weekend."