Brisbane Lions are sweating on the fitness of Dayne Zorko and Darcy Gardiner after the duo picked up injuries in Saturday night’s hard-fought win over St Kilda.
The Lions remain on course for another premiership tilt and are priced at 9/2 to win the flag following the 21-point win over the Saints.
However the win may have come at a cost after Zorko was forced to leave the field with a hamstring injury, while Gardiner failed to finish the game after suffering from back and rib issues.
Otherwise it was a successful night for the Lions, although they had to kick three of the last four goals to seal the victory as St Kilda pushed them all the way.
Coach Chris Fagan saluted the gritty win from his players, especially after they had a tough game in the west when losing to Fremantle last weekend.
"A really, good tough win I reckon tonight," Fagan said. "Our kicking for goal didn't help us and we were a bit unlucky with a few of those (score) reviews.
"On the back of coming back on the red eye last week, getting back to Brisbane at five o'clock on Monday morning. The way the boys went about their work this week and the improvements we made in things like scores against from stoppage, when you've only got five or six days to do it, they took that on board and I'm just so pleased for them. Really proud of the group tonight, I thought that was a real gutsy win."