MITCH McGovern will be unavailable for selection this weekend, but Carlton is likely to have Harry McKay back in action.

McGovern didn’t return to the field after half time in the clash with North Melbourne due to a tight hamstring.

Back in his home state, McGovern isn’t expected to miss an extended period, but Director of High Performance Andrew Russell said he wouldn’t feature against Hawthorn on Friday evening.

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“At half time he came to us, he had a tight hamstring. It was a conservative call,” Russell said.

“Scans have shown he has got a very low-grade hamstring injury, which we think he’ll probably miss 1-2 weeks with.”

The news is better for Harry McKay, who was a late withdrawal from Saturday’s contest due to a knee injury.

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Russell said the expectation was the No.10 would return to Carlton’s forward line on the weekend.

“Harry probably missed out playing by one or two days,” he said.

“He trained yesterday, he moved well. He’ll train again on Wednesday and we expect him to be available to play this week.”

However, the news isn’t as promising for Jack Silvagni, who sustained a knee injury in the reserves scratch match against St Kilda two weeks ago.

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Russell said the unpredictable nature of the injury meant the Club would play it safe with the versatile forward.

“His lateral knee is irritated at the moment, it’s called his illotibial band,” he said.

“These are very unpredictable injuries and we’re working hard to get it under control.

“Right now, we don’t expect him to play for at least a couple of weeks.”

Player Injury Update
Patrick Cripps Chest Available for selection.
Charlie Curnow Knee  
Paddy Dow Knee "He had a minor medial ligament injury on the weekend... we expect it to be a one-week injury."
Hugh Goddard Hamstring "A scan cleared him of any damage. We expect him to be available next week."
Brodie Kemp Knee  
Matthew Kreuzer Foot  
Caleb Marchbank Knee "We don't have a scratch match so he won't be able to play. We expect him to be in game play next week."
Mitch McGovern Hamstring "He has got a very low-grade hamstring injury. We think he'll probably miss 1-2 weeks.
Harry McKay Knee "He probably missed out on playing by one or two days. We expect him to be available."
Nic Newman Knee  
Fraser Phillips Concussion "He'll be available for the next game the reserves play."
Jack Silvagni Knee (ITB) "These are unpredictable injuries. We don't expect him to play for at least a couple of weeks."