Carlton duo Zac Fisher and Jack Martin will miss at least the next six weeks through injury.
Fisher (ankle) and Martin (knee - PCL) sustained their respective injuries during the last quarter of the Blues’ Round 2 loss to Collingwood.
Carlton’s Director of High Performance, Andrew Russell, shed further light on the injured Blues pair.
“Jack Martin was your classic PCL mechanism of knee-on-knee. Initially, he wasn’t too bad coming out of the game but he’s had some swelling,” Russell told Carlton’s website.
“That’s going to require him to be on the sidelines for somewhere around six weeks.
“Fisher’s is the opposite to his syndesmosis ankle last year… he’s got some bone stress. We think he’s at this stage he’s going to miss around six weeks of footy and then we’ll see him back out there.”
Russell also provided an update on co-captain Patrick Cripps after SEN’s Sam Edmund reported the star Blue is carrying a mystery injury.
“Patrick’s had some soreness in the first couple of rounds. It’s not uncommon for players to play with soreness,” he said.
“He’s been able to train more this week than he has in the last couple of weeks.
“We’re very confident that after the 10-day break, we’re going to see a really good Patrick Cripps on Sunday versus Fremantle.”
Winless after two rounds, Carlton face the Dockers in a must-win match at Marvel Stadium on Sunday.