George Horlin-Smith won’t play in JLT 2 this week after injuring his ankle in JLT 1 against the Bulldogs, he is expected to be available for Round 1. Season Lemmens will miss up to 8 weeks after injuring his ankle late in JLT 1, his absence will provide an opportunity
Adelaide defender Luke Brown will miss up to 2 months after sustaining an ankle injury, he was a large part of the kick-in equation for the Crows last season. Brodie Smith would likely be the preferred option to take take-ins without Brown playing, the second JLT Series game this week
It is likely time to make the move on Dan Hannebery due to his hamstring concern, he is currently on a modified running program and is doubtful to play Round 1. “He’s in a race for Round 1.. he’d be up against it.. he’s just had.. pain in his hamstring
Matthew Kreuzer is expected to be fit & ready by Round 1 according to Carlton High Performance Manager Andrew Russell, Kreuzer averaged 13.3 Disposals & 23.0 Hits Outs from 12 games last season. “He’s just getting a few weeks of good training in & we expect him to be available
Zach Merrett continues to progress toward regaining full fitness ahead of the 2019 H&A season, he has been back in training for over a week now after injuring his ankle in mid-January. Zach Merrett (at training today) showed no signs of an ankle sprain sustained 5 weeks ago – @cleary_mitch.