COLLINGULLIE-Glenfield Park has received positive news on Joe Perryman's collarbone injury, with the half-back targeting a return before finals.
Perryman injured himself in the third quarter of Saturday's vital win at Turvey Park, but has escaped with only a crack in his collarbone and hopes to return in three to four weeks.
The availability of the in-form youngster would be a big boost for the Demons, who are now third on the ladder and looking to secure a double chance in finals after winning seven of their last nine games.
After battling injuries for most of the year, the Demons are almost at full strength with Perryman and key midfielder Jayden Klemke (knee) the only regular players unavailable.
"There wasn't anything displaced just a bit of crack," Demons coach Brett Somerville said.
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"It's about pain management. Getting him back as finals start would be great, he's a good ball user out of the back-line."
The top three hopes are now in their own hands, but the Demons face a tough run home after a bye this weekend with clashes against Leeton-Whitton, Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes and Wagga Tigers to complete the regular season.
"Results went our way on the weekend and it's up to ourselves now, which is good," Somerville said.
"The boys came out firing, which was great to see in a big game."
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