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Carlton forward cops big injury blow, duo set to be available for selection in Round 8


Carlton forward Mitch McGovern is facing an extended period on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring in Sunday’s win over Essendon.

McGovern suffered the high-grade hamstring injury in the final minutes of the game, with the Blues confirming on Tuesday night that he’s set to miss between 8-10 weeks.

In better news for the club, both Jack Silvagni and Zac Williams are likely to be available for their Round 8 match against Western Bulldogs.

But Marc Murphy remains touch and go for the game after sustaining a neck injury at training last week.

“(Jack Silvagni will) train fully this week and put his hand up, he’s a test later in the week. He’s a good, strong chance to be out there,” Carlton Director of High Performance Amdrew Russell said in a club statement.

“Zac (Williams) had a couple of small issues last week: he trained today, he’ll train on Thursday and we expect him to be available this week

“(Marc Murphy) got a hit to the neck last week on Thursday. At the time, we thought he was a chance to still play on Sunday but that didn’t settle down.

“We’ll give him every chance to play this week, we’ll test him on Thursday and see how he comes up and if he’s available.”

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