LEADERS Patrick Cripps and Jacob Weitering will both face fitness tests ahead of Thursday’s night match against GWS.
A knee and calf injury respectively to Cripps and Weitering occurred in the second half of the loss to Collingwood.
Although both returned to the field, Director of High Performance Andrew Russell said both would face fitness tests given the short turnaround for the Round 15 match.
“[Cripps] has got no structural damage which is great. He’s a test to play and we’ll see how he comes up later in the week,” Russell said.
“‘Weiters’ had a calf knock, he’s a test. I think he’s a pretty strong chance of playing.”
The news is better for Mitch McGovern, who Russell confirmed would be available for selection on Thursday night.
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He said that the forward had undergone the appropriate to be ready to perform at senior level: he has missed the last month with a hamstring injury.
“‘Gov’ has had a really good two weeks of training: we’re really pleased with what he’s got out of it,” he said.
“We’ve topped him up and he’s in good shape. He’s available and ready to go if selected.”
|Patrick Cripps||Knee||"He's got no structural damage. He's a test to play."|
|Caleb Marchbank||Leg||"He's got some residual soreness in his leg. In the next few weeks, we want to get him up and running again but it won’t be this week."|
|Mitch McGovern||Hamstring||Available for selection.|
|Jack Silvagni||Knee (ITB)||
"We're going to try and get him back playing this year: over the next couple of weeks, we might see him back at reserves level."
"We think he's a pretty strong chance of playing."