Jess Wuetschner could return for the Bombers this weekend, with the forward listed as a test following a calf injury.

Wuetschner sustained the injury at training last week but is progressing well with her recovery.

Head of Medical Services Megan Smith said Wuetschner has a chance to return against the Tigers.

“Jess’ injury is on the minor side. She has returned to running and will train fully later in the week if all goes to plan,” Smith said.

“If she can train successfully at our main session, she will be available for selection.”

The Bombers will likely be without Jacqui Vogt and Brooke Brown for multiple weeks, with the pair suffering calf injuries.

Vogt was a late out for the Bombers’ clash with the Cats, after suffering the injury in the warmup, while Brown sustained the injury during training last week.

Lily-Rose Williamson is also nearing closer to a return, with the midfielder integrating back into training this week.

Essendon round seven injury list

Name Injury  Weeks
Jess Wuetschner Calf Test
Lily-Rose Williamson Ankle 3
Brooke Brown Calf 3
Jacqui Vogt Calf 3
Alana Barba Ankle (Syndesmosis) 6-7