A FULL recovery and a fitness test for another. 

Zac Fisher will be available for selection this week as Carlton looks to secure its first win of its stay in the Sunshine State.

Missing last week’s clash with St Kilda with a bout of gastro, the midfielder - who was due to play his first game since the restart - will train this week for the chance to return against the Western Bulldogs.

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Coming to you from the Gold Coast, Director of High Performance Andrew Russell provides an update on Carlton's AFL injury list.

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Director of High Performance Andrew Russell said Fisher is available for selection for Sunday's clash at Metricon Stadium.

“’Fish’ was playing on Thursday morning and by Thursday lunch time he wasn’t,” Russell said.

“He had a bout of gastro and he’s recovered: he’s training today and we expect him to be available this week.”

Fisher could yet be joined by Jack Silvagni, who suffered a bruised lung and fractured rib during Carlton's Round 4 win over Essendon.



Silvagni will need to get through the week of training if he's to come up against the Bulldogs this weekend.

“Jack will be a test. He’s settling down and he’s getting better,” he said.

“He’ll have to get through the whole training week and get through contact later in the week. He’ll be a test to play: he’s no certainty, but he’s a chance."
 

Player Injury Update
Charlie Curnow Knee  
Paddy Dow Knee

"He needs a training block to be able to play. He may play football next week."

Zac Fisher Gastro

Available for selection.

Brodie Kemp Knee  
Matthew Kreuzer Foot  
Caleb Marchbank Knee

"He'll need a fraction more time than Paddy Dow... we're happy with how he's tracking."

Nic Newman Knee  
Jack Silvagni Ribs "He's no certainty, but he's a chance... he'll have to get through contact training."