WEST Coast's big men stocks are slowly on the rise with ruckmen Tom Hickey and Nathan Vardy, along with tall forward Oscar Allen, making their way back from injury lay-offs.
The Eagles are hopeful Hickey will be back on the ground next week as he builds through his rehab program after sustaining a calf injury a couple of weeks ago.
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Hickey played 20 games for the Eagles last year in his first season at the club after coming across from St Kilda at the end of 2018.
The 28-year-old is on track to play his 100th career game in round one against Melbourne at Optus Stadium.
Vardy, 28, underwent a minor cleanout of his ankle before Christmas and has returned to rehab running on the ground.
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Allen – who had minor knee surgery in the off-season – also had a hernia repair before Christmas.
The 20-year-old has returned to rehab running.
Midfielder Brendon Ah Chee is on the mend after having minor knee surgery and will return to the training track on Friday.