Port pair race injury clock to face Giants – AFL

Exciting utility Xavier Duursma remains in the mix to return from a hamstring injury too, but his prospects are less most likely than Burtons.
” Not too sure on that one, hes (Duursma) another one that weve got to survive training,” Schofield said.
” Hell be thereabouts, however hes still got a couple of more boxes to tick.”

” We d all like to touch the footy more,” Schofield said.
” He hasnt been at the lofty heights that we expect of Connor, however hes in his 2nd year and lets not put too much expectation on the young male.”

That location will be reason for extreme concern this week as Giants midfielders Callan Ward and Tim Taranto have got the all clear for selection.
External pressure has mounted on forward Connor Rozee, but Schofield fasted to pump the brakes regardless of the young weapon gathering just 36 disposals throughout his last 3 video games.

Schofield says theres no requirement to make wholesale modifications to the midfield group, however conceded that area required attention after Brisbanes on-ballers ran riot.
” We werent great at the centre-square bounce,” he said.
” Probably our contest work was listed below the level weve been so excellent in.”

Ryan Burton has had a bad run because signing up with the Power. Picture: AFL Photos

RYAN Burton looks set to return for Port Adelaides essential match against GWS on Sunday.

THE FULL INJURY LIST Who is racing the clock?
The protector has been held out with a knee injury however was close to playing last weekend.
” Hes (Burton) still got a couple of more boxes to tick, but we d like to think he d be up for selection,” Port Adelaide assistant coach Jarrad Schofield stated on Tuesday.