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RedZed Report: Round 18

The fortnightly RedZed Report, bringing you updates direct from Storm HQ about our injury list, club news and all things footy.

Injury Update

Football Operations Coordinator Ryan Hoffman gives us an update on our injury list heading into round 18.

Tom Eisenhuth (dislocated elbow)

Sidelined since: Round 15

"Tom is progressing really well with his recovery. He will hopefully be back out at training next week and back on the field in the next 2-4 weeks."

Harry Grant (hamstring strain)

Sidelined since: Round 15

"He's not training fully with the team yet. Still doing his rehab running. He will be looking to integrate into team training next week."

Ryan Papenhuyzen (concussion)

Sidelined since: Round 10

"Paps has started training with the team. He still hasn't done any contact training but will be shortly."

Ryley Jacks (ankle)

Sidelined since: Round 14

"Jacksy hasn't started training fully with the team yet but he's running again. We expect he will join training next week."

Round 18 preview

We have scored 154 points in our past three wins - conceding just 32 - and we have won our past 13 games. The Knights will have a couple of huge ins with Tyson Frizell (ankle) and Daniel Saifiti (ribs) expected to make their returns.

Newcastle easily accounted for the Cowboys in round 16, led by a rampaging Kalyn Ponga. The Knights will be hoping he comes through Origin III unscathed to take on the competition front runners.

Homecoming 2.0

Club news

Deadly new partnership

Storm have partnered with Deadly Choices, an initiative of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health, for the remainder of the 2021 season with planning underway for a longer term collaboration.

Deadly Choices encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make healthy choices and to access their local Community Controlled Health Service.

Our squad will highlight the work of Deadly Choices this week by wearing branded jerseys at Captains’ Run on Friday.

Your Storm wearing YOUR jersey

Thanks to our apparel partner Castore Sportswear, we're giving our 2021 members the opportunity to design one of next year's playing kits. It will be an alternative strip and worn at both home and away games during the season.

The winning design will be decided by a public vote on the four best entries (shortlisted by Storm players and staff).

Read more here.

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.