CARLTON is hopeful that Michael Gibbons and Marc Pittonet will be available before the end of the season. 

It was announced last week that Gibbons and Pittonet would be sidelined for the medium term due to respective hamstring and ankle injuries. 

Speaking to Carlton Media, Director of High Performance Andrew Russell said the duo would be given every chance to return to play before the season was out. 

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Injury Update | Round 16

Director of High Performance, Andrew Russell, provides an update on Carlton's AFL injury list prior to Round 16.

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Pittonet underwent successful surgery on his ankle, while Gibbons sustained a "significant" hamstring injury last Thursday at training.

"'Pitto's' surgery went really well. He's had some bone removed and we will do everything we can to get him back to play later on in the year," Russell said.

"Michael Gibbons unfortunately injured his hamstring in training on Thursday: it's quite a significant hamstring. We'll do our best to get him up and running at the end of the season."

With Pittonet's ankle injury 'very similar' to the one which sidelined Zac Fisher, Russell said that the exciting forward was a test for selection this weekend. 

After missing the weekend's win over Adelaide, Fisher will be a test later in the week.

However, Will Setterfield will be unavailable for selection, with the midfielder needing an extra week to recover from a fractured metacarpal in his hand. 

Meanwhile, Jordan Boyd sustained a lateral ligament knee injury in the VFL on the weekend, with a timeline for recovery to be determined in the coming days. 




Jordan Boyd Knee Sustained lateral ligament injury in VFL. Timeline for recovery TBD. Update: 29 June
David Cuningham Knee Out for remainder of season.
Charlie Curnow Knee "He needs at least a month of full training." Update: 16 June
Zac Fisher Ankle Test for selection. Update: 29 June
Michael Gibbons Hamstring "We'll do our best to get him up and running at the end of the season." Update: 29 June
Caleb Marchbank Knee Out for remainder of season.
Oscar McDonald Back  "We expect him to be out there in ball work next week and pushing to play again." Update: 29 June
Mitch McGovern Hamstring "He's probably 2-3 weeks away from skills, so he certainly won't play for the next three weeks." Update: 16 June
Alex Mirkov Knee "It's not a high-grade injury. We expect him to miss three or four games." Update: 22 June
Marc Murphy Calf "We expect him to miss two games and then we'll see him back out there." Update: 29 June
Sam Philp Groin Out for remainder of season.
Will Setterfield Hand "He'll miss this week and we expect him to play the following week." Update: 29 June