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.
“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|