CO-CAPTAIN Patrick Cripps will be available against Port Adelaide this Sunday.
There were worrying signs of the midfielder leaving the field in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.
However, the 25-year-old could see the rest of the game and scored six center clearances despite the injury in the 52-point win.
Andrew Russell, director of high performance, said Cripps will lead the team with Sam Docherty on Sunday.
“‘Crippa’ had a little episode on his shoulder during the game: he got her strapped, came back, and had really good strength,” said Russell.
“He has settled in well, trained today and there is no problem at all: he will fully train and play on Friday.”
He will likely be accompanied by Marc Murphy, though the veteran will need to be tested for fitness later in the week to determine his availability.
It was a special event against Essendon, and in round 8 we’ll do it all over again.
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Two-time John Nicholls medalist injured his hip in the final minutes of round six victory.
“He is a bit sore, he will be a test for this game,” he said.
“I think he will probably get up, but he has to go through training all week. If he does, he will play: if he doesn’t get through, he won’t. “
|Patrick Cripps||shoulder||To select.|
“He still has two training sessions ahead of us, we expect him to play.”
“He had his second week of ball work: he needs a few more weeks.”
|Marc Murphy||hip||“He’ll probably get up, but he’ll have to go through training all week.”|
|Jack Silvagni||Ribs||“He was close, he didn’t get up completely. We expect him to be available.”|
|Tom Williamson||ankle||“He had a slight ankle sprain … he ran today. He’ll be fine.”|