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Dr Jones and Partners injury update: Monfries, Lobbe pushing for return

Andrew Fuss  April 17, 2017 9:07 AM

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 9: Angus Monfries of the Power in action during the Port Adelaide Power training session at Alberton Oval on March 9, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

ANGUS Monfries and Matt Lobbe are expected to return to action during ANZAC Round, should they prove their fitness at training this week.

Monfries, 30, hasn’t played yet in 2017 after undergoing shoulder surgery over the off-season and then suffering a hamstring setback in the pre-season.

The veteran is likely to be available for selection next weekend, according to High Performance Manager Darren Burgess.

“We’ve been managing Gus over the past few weeks and if he gets through training on Tuesday we expect him to be available for selection,” Burgess said.

"Lobbes picked up a minor knee injury in the SANFL in Round 1, but we're hopeful he'll be back this week."

Meanwhile, Jack Hombsch continues his rehab from a knee injury suffered in Round 2, having resumed running late last week.

Hombsch is still 1-2 weeks away from a return to playing.

Cam Hewett will be assessed at training to determine whether he can make a return from a concussion.

The Power and Magpies registered no new injury issues after clashes with the Giants and Redlegs over the weekend.

Paddy Ryder will be available for selection against Carlton having served his one-game suspension.

Port Adelaide plays Carlton on Friday night at Adelaide Oval. Tickets are available via Ticketek.

Port Adelaide injury list
Angus Monfries (hamstring) – test
Cam Hewett (concussion) – test
Matt Lobbe (hamstring) - test
Jack Hombsch (knee) – 1-2 weeks