Injury news: Cripps, Murphy to undergo fitness tests – Carlton Football Club

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CARLTON co-captain Patrick Cripps and veteran Marc Murphy will undergo fitness tests ahead of this weekend’s clash with North Melbourne.

Cripps joined Murphy on the sidelines prior to the win over Collingwood on Sunday, with the skipper taken out of the team due to soreness 48 hours before the game.

Director of High Performance Andrew Russell said it was likely that Cripps would be right to go for the Round 19 fixture at Marvel Stadium.

“Patrick had a couple of areas that were sore last week, they’ve settled down pretty well,” Russell said.

“He’ll train on Thursday and he’s a test to play: we think he’s a pretty good chance to play this week.”

Murphy has been out of action since being subbed out of the game in the opening term against Adelaide four weeks.

With his calf injury now well and truly on the mend, Russell said that Murphy would be put through his paces during Thursday’s main training session.

“‘Murph’ had a really good week last week. The calf has settled down and we’ve been happy with his training,” he said.

“He’ll train on Thursday and we’ll give him a really good, thorough test and then we’ll decide what level we think is appropriate for him to come back and reintroduce game play this week.”

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Update

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
Patrick Cripps Soreness Test for selection. Update: 20 July
David Cuningham Knee Out for remainder of season.
Charlie Curnow Knee Played 75 minutes in return reserves scratch match on the weekend. Update: 20 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
Caleb Marchbank Knee Out for remainder of season.
Oscar McDonald Back  “We think he needs a couple of weeks of full training to get back to playing but it’s looking like we’ll see him again this year, which is really exciting.” Update: 20 July
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 Test for selection. Update: 20 July
Sam Philp Groin Out for remainder of season.
Marc Pittonet Ankle Underwent ankle surgery, chance of returning later in season. Update: 24 June

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