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Round 22 Injury Report

General Manager of Football Frank Ponissi has the latest on our injury list as we head into round 22.

Key utility Brandon Smith was a late out for our clash with the Rabbitohs last week after he rolled his ankle during captain's run.

"He's probably another two to three weeks away," Ponissi said.

"He will definitely be back for Manly (round 24) and he's a slight chance for next week against the Titans."

Premiership centre Curtis Scott played his first game for the Sunshine Coast Falcons on the weekend after 13 weeks on the sidelines.

"Curtis played 56 minutes on Sunday and will play a full game this week for the Falcons," Ponissi said.

"He has pulled up well and is focused on a return to first-grade ahead of the finals."

Jahrome Hughes has been named to start at fullback in Saturday night's top four clash with the Raiders at AAMI Park, with Ryan Papenhuyzen named in the 21-man squad on the interchange bench.

"Hughesy was ruled out with back spasms last week (against the Rabbitohs) but he will play this week - he is not in any doubt."

"Paps had a mid-foot sprain."

"He will complete a fitness test on Friday. At this stage we expect he will play."

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