PORT ADELAIDE ruckman Scott Lycett has been withdrawn from the team to play Carlton on Sunday after failing to overcome a knee injury suffered in last weekend’s win over Greater Western Sydney.
The 27-year-old was due to feature in his 100th AFL game this week after 75 at West Coast and 24 at Port Adelaide, where he was originally drafted from.
The 203-centimetre big man reported soreness in his right knee after the win against the Giants on Sunday and was not able to complete the club’s main training session on Friday.
“Although Scott’s knee had improved over the week, he was unfortunately unable to complete today’s training session, and as such, will not be available for this weekend’s game,” said Head of Medical Services Tim O’Leary.
“He will continue his recovery over the weekend and we will reassess his knee early next week to establish a timeframe for his expected return to full training.”
Lycett’s place in the selected side will be taken by Peter Ladhams.
Sam Mayes and Xavier Duursma also come into the team to replace the suspended Brad Ebert and injured Cam Sutcliffe.
It will be Mayes’ first game for the club since arriving in the 2018 trade period from Brisbane.
First bounce on Sunday is at 1:05pm local time / 12:35pm ACST.