FORMER Launceston defender Tim Mohr will finally play his first game of the season at any level this weekend after having the early part of his season destroyed by injury.
The 25-year-old Greater Western Sydney key defender first suffered a stress fracture in his right ankle during the preseason that required surgery, and while on the comeback trail from that he suffered a medial strain in his left knee at training.
Mohr, a vital piece of the Giants' defensive puzzle, will use his time with the UWS Giants in the NEAFL, starting this weekend against Sydney's reserves, to regain his match fitness.
The news isn't as good for fellow former Blue Jesse Lonergan, who again has hamstring troubles.
The 19-year-old hurt his hamstring in his third match back after fracturing his left hand.
He too was looking to build match fitness after playing just a handful of games for the season.
He is expected to miss two or three weeks.
It is not the first time the 13th pick in the 2012 national draft has had hamstring issues, with that ailment ending his season last year after four matches.
Teammate Kade Kolodjashnij, also of Launceston, suffered knee soreness in the Suns' win over North Melbourne on Sunday.
He picked up the injury in the second quarter but played out the game and is expected to be fit for the Suns' next game, against St Kilda on May 18.