CARLTON defender Mitch McGovern has experienced a re-aggravation of his hamstring injury and will remain sidelined for an extended period of time.

McGovern underwent scans this morning after experiencing discomfort during training.

The Club has just received the results of the scans confirming the injury, which will continue to sideline the 27-year-old for an extended period with a timeline of recovery to be known next week once he is further assessed.

“It is obviously really unfortunate for Mitch, he was so determined to get back into the side over the next fortnight and was really looking to have an impact with his teammates on the field,” Head of Football Brad Lloyd said.

“Mitch had been ticking every box required of him during his recovery so he’s understandably disappointed with today’s result. Our primary focus right now is on making sure he is okay and we will focus on getting Mitch ready to have an impact in the second half of the season.”  




David Cuningham Knee Being integrated back into the skills program. He will build up his fitness base from here as he progresses towards a return to play in the middle of the season. (Update: 21 April)
Ed Curnow Calf Experienced a calf strain at training and will be sidelined for an indefinite period. Currently working through the best approach to his rehabilitation. (Update: 26 April) 
Josh Honey Knee Will need to get through the week of training: is a test to play this week. (Update: 26 April) 
Caleb Marchbank Knee Progressed into the full skills program and is building up a strong fitness base. He will continue to do so over this next period before he eventually returns to play through the VFL. (Update: 21 April) 
Oscar McDonald Back Has been able to train the last few weeks, but has not been able to reach 100 per cent capacity. The Club is working on strategies to build up his training load, with a return-to-play date to be confirmed. (Update: 21 April) 
Mitch McGovern Hamstring Timeline of recovery to be assessed further next week after a re-aggravation of hamstring injury. (Update: 29 April) 
Harry McKay Knee Has some knee soreness out of Round 6: is a test to play this week. (Update: 26 April) 
Marc Pittonet Knee Suffered a PCL injury in Round 6. Currently working through the best approach to his rehabilitation, is currently expected to be sidelined for 2-3 months. (Update: 26 April)