Broncos name Lockyer for clash with Penrith

WAYNE Bennett dropped a bombshell today when he named Darren Lockyer to make a return from injury against Penrith at Suncorp Stadium this week.

Lockyer had been expected to miss as much as six weeks with the ankle sprain he suffered just 11 days ago.

However, after running with the team today, he is now in line to make his comeback on Friday against the Panthers.