PORT ADELAIDE co-captain Ollie Wines will be assessed ahead of this weekend’s clash with Essendon at Marvel Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Wines - who has missed the last two weeks with a fractured thumb - will increase his contact training load as the week progresses in a bid to face the Bombers.

Small forward Tobin Cox will resume light training this week, after suffering a kidney injury against West Adelaide three weeks ago, and is a chance to return before the end of the season.

Riley Grundy will also be assessed this week, as he recovers from a broken finger.

AFL injury list:
Ollie Wines - thumb (assess)
Riley Grundy - finger (assess)
Tobin Cox - kidney (2-3 weeks)
Ryan Burton - hamstring (3-5 weeks)
Brad Ebert - knee (5-7 weeks)
Jack Watts - leg (TBC)
Jake Patmore - knee (season)