PORT ADELAIDE defender Trent McKenzie is in line for his first game since the Round 3 Showdown on his comeback following knee surgery.

McKenzie had an arthroscopic clean-out of loose bodies in his left knee in April after a direct knock to his knee in the game against the Crows.

The 30-year-old has re-joined full training and will be assessed throughout the week with a view to him playing this weekend.

Fellow defender Sam Skinner has cleared the AFL’s concussion protocols and is again available for selection, having missed the SANFL loss to North Adelaide last week.

Forward Orazio Fantasia and defender Josh Sinn have each resumed running after respective quad and groin injuries.

Fantasia is expected to miss at least three weeks of football while Sinn will need to build his fitness before he can be considered for selection.

Ruckman Scott Lycett’s rehabilitation following shoulder surgery is progressing well. The 29-year-old has increased his running load and work in the gym as he closes in on his first game since the Round 4 loss to Melbourne.

Port Adelaide will on Wednesday evening name its side to tackle Richmond at the MCG on Thursday night.

Injury list

Orazio Fantasia – quad (3-4 weeks)

Scott Lycett – shoulder (5-6 weeks)

Trent McKenzie – knee (assess)

Jake Pasini – knee (season)

Josh Sinn – groin (8-10 weeks)