Lions AFLW coach back after heart scare

Lions coach Craig Starcevich missed last week's Qclash draw with the Suns after a health scare.
Lions coach Craig Starcevich missed last week's Qclash draw with the Suns after a health scare.

Craig Starcevich will return to the coach's box for Brisbane's AFLW match against GWS on Sunday after a heart scare.

Starcevich missed the Lions' draw with Queensland rivals Gold Coast Suns last weekend after being hospitalised the day before the match.

Released over the weekend, Starcevich has been recovering at home on the Sunshine Coast and returned to work on Tuesday.

Lions women's chief executive Bree Brock told the AFL Women's website dehydration following a bike ride had left the 52-year-old with an elevated heart rate.

"They gave him some medication and he's perfectly fine now," Brock said.

"He was back at training last night, in really high spirits and feeling very positive and excited."

The Lions face the Giants at Hickey Park from 4.10pm AEDT on Sunday.

Australian Associated Press