Ryan Papenhuyzen's two-month recovery from a concussion appears complete but the news isn't so good for Mitchell Moses who faces time on the sidelines with a back fracture.
Papenhuyzen was among a host of stars named to return in round 19 of the Telstra Premiership after missing the past 10 weeks and the State of Origin series.
While Papenhuyzen looks set to make his long-awaited return off the bench, the Storm have rested Dale Finucane, Cameron Munster and Felise Kaufusi for their round 19 trip to Townsville.
The form of Nicho Hynes will see Papenhuyzen ease his way back into the team. It is a luxury for Storm coach Craig Bellamy, a man who suddenly has a welcomed selection headache leading into the finals.
Papenhuyzen hasn't featured for the competition leaders since suffering a nasty head knock in a tackle from Dragons forward Tyrell Fuimaono during Magic Round in May.
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Fuimaono was sent off and copped a five-match ban for the incident.
Munster will be replaced by Cooper Johns in the halves while the Storm will be boosted by the returns of Christian Welch and Josh Addo-Carr after the pair were rested last week.
Addo-Carr's return counteracts the loss of George Jennings, who is out for 4-6 weeks with a knee injury, while Nelson Asofa-Solomona returns from suspension.
One player who felt the force of his Origin debut was Moses, with the Eels confirming the playmaker will manage a fracture in his back after picking up the injury in the final game of the series.
He was rested in the side's round 18 win over the Titans before seeking further follow-up scans in Queensland.
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The club is confident the injury will heal naturally and Moses will be available in the coming weeks.
In other team news, Panthers five-eighth Jarome Luai has been named to make a return from a knee injury after missing Origin III and last week's win over the Warriors.
Luai will partner Tyrone May in the halves with Matt Burton shifting back to the centres on an edge with Viliame Kikau and NSW winger Brian To'o.
The Raiders will turn to Jordan Rapana to fill a void at fullback after teenage whiz kid Xavier Savage was ruled out for the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury on Tuesday.
Savage will return to Canberra this week and undergo shoulder surgery after scans revealed significant damage to his AC joint following last week's win over the Sharks.
His absence leaves Raiders coach Ricky Stuart light on for fullback options with Rapana winning the nod over former Panther Caleb Aikens, who has been named in the No.18 jersey.
The Raiders will also be without Jack Wighton after he failed to overcome a rib injury.
St George Illawarra coach Anthony Griffin has made a host of changes to his side for their must-win clash against the Titans with Matt Dufty, Jordan Pereira, Mathew Feagai and Jayden Sullivan named to start.
The Dragons have opted to serve Corey Norman's one-week suspension for his involvement in the COVID bubble breach involving a dozen players earlier this month.
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Gold Coast have made changes of their own with Greg Marzhew, Toby Sexton and Mitch Rein replacing injured trio Jamal Fogarty, Erin Clark and Phil Sami in the squad.
Meanwhile, Newcastle will be without Mitchell Pearce for another week with the veteran ruled out with a hamstring injury, while Lachlan Fitzgibbon has paid the price for a poor showing against Melbourne.
The Knights have retained Phoenix Crossland in the halves with star Kalyn Ponga and David Klemmer also included.
Their opponents, the Roosters, have left out Josh Morris with Joey Manu and Billy Smith to start in the centres.