Nth Melbourne key forward Ben Brown has been battling a calf injury, he will likely miss the opening Marsh Series game and could be in doubt for Round 1.
The Kangaroos are yet to place a time frame on his return to full training.
Brown averaged 11.1 Disposals, 4.9 Marks & 2.9 Goals from 22 games in 2019, he has played in 98.9% of games since the beginning of the 2016 H&A season.
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The injury is not ideal for the Kangaroos with Brown being their main target up forward, Nick Larkey emerged last year as another key target.
First year rookie Charlie Comben has shown signs of his forward craft this pre-season, he is still lightly framed but is one to watch out for in the future as a Forward/Ruck.
Brown is a pass in classic & a late round selection in deep draft leagues only.
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