Ruckman Sam Naismith will miss Saturday afternoon’s clash against Fremantle at the SCG as he continues to recover from a hip injury.
Naismith suffered the injury in the Round 19 loss to Hawthorn and sat out last Friday night’s win over the Cats at Simonds Stadium.
Coach John Longmire confirmed ahead of training on Thursday morning that the 206cm big man would not return to the side this weekend.
Captain Josh Kennedy is set to be put through his paces during Thursday’s session before a decision is made on his fitness.
Kennedy is recovering from a hamstring injury suffered during Round 19 against the Hawks.
More to come.