CARLTON Director of High Performance Andrew Russell has confirmed Charlie Curnow will return in the VFL on the weekend.

In what will be the key forward’s first game in over two years, Curnow - should he get through training on Thursday - will have completed the necessary loads to make his long-awaited comeback this Sunday at Ikon Park.

Likely to play on managed minutes, it will be Curnow’s first outing since his last hitout in July 2019.

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Injury Update | Round 18

Director of High Performance, Andrew Russell, provides an update on Carlton's AFL injury list prior to Round 18.

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“Charlie had a great week last week,” Russell said.

“It’s been well reported that he did a big session last Thursday and he recovered really well from that.

“He trained today, he moved well. He’ll train Thursday and play this week at VFL level, which is really exciting for all of us.”

It was confirmed earlier today that the VFL fixture against Collingwood would kick off at 11:05am from IKON Park, with tickets available here.

The game will also be streamed live on Kayo.




Jordan Boyd Knee "We won't see him for at least a month." Update: 6 July
Levi Casboult Knee "He's got a PCL injury. He certainly won't play in the next 2-3 weeks. " Update: 13 July
David Cuningham Knee Out for remainder of season.
Charlie Curnow Knee "He'll train on Thursday and play this week at VFL level." Update: 13 July
Sam Docherty Ankle Underwent ankle surgery. Remains a chance of returning this season. Update: 1 July
Michael Gibbons Hamstring "We'll do our best to get him up and running at the end of the season." Update: 29 June
Liam Jones Back "We think he's a strong chance to be available this week." Update: 13 July
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 now back in full training: he won't play in the next two weeks." Update: 13 July
Alex Mirkov Knee "We're getting him in shape to play: whether he plays this year remains to be seen." Update: 13 July
Marc Murphy Calf "He was a little bit slower in his first week. We think he'll be available to play next week." Update: 13 July
Sam Philp Groin Out for remainder of season.
Marc Pittonet Ankle Underwent ankle surgery, chance of returning later in season. Update: 24 June