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Curnow again for Blues, Hooker will get axed

Carlton ahead Charlie Curnow and Collingwood’s Jeremy Howe will make their long-awaited returns from harm this week, however the way forward for Essendon veteran Cale Hooker is up within the air after he was axed.

Curnow has overcome a string of knee accidents and can play his first AFL match since spherical 15, 2019 when he traces up in Friday night time’s conflict with St Kilda at Marvel Stadium.

Harry McKay additionally returns for the Blues, with the duo set to kind a potent attacking weapon.

Veteran Carlton ahead Eddie Betts (ankle) and Zac Williams (hamstring) will miss the match by way of harm, whereas Matthew Cottrell and Sam Petrevski-Seton have been dropped.

St Kilda welcome again ruckman Rowan Marshall following his lonely stint in isolation in Perth, whereas Hunter Clark, Tom Highmore and Jack Higgins additionally return.

The out-of-contract Hooker has kicked a team-high 33 objectives for Essendon this season, however it wasn’t sufficient to avoid wasting him from the choice axe forward of Saturday night time’s encounter with Sydney.

Fellow veteran David Zaharakis and teenager Brayden Ham have been additionally dropped.

Aaron Francis will make his return from psychological well being depart, whereas Kyle Langford and Dylan Clarke have been additionally included.

The Swans welcome again Callum Mills and Harry Cunningham.

Collingwood recalled Howe for his first recreation since injuring his hamstring in spherical 5, whereas Chris Mayne, Will Hoskin-Elliott and Josh Thomas have been additionally inclusions for Saturday’s match towards West Coast on the MCG.

Skipper Scott Pendlebury, who fractured his leg final week, is essentially the most notable omission.

West Coast misplaced Liam Ryan to a hamstring harm, however have been bolstered by the return of Jack Redden (leg) and Jack Petruccelle (hamstring).

The Bulldogs welcome again star midfielder Josh Dunkley (quarantine) and veteran Easton Wooden for Saturday’s encounter with Adelaide in Ballarat, however they misplaced Alex Keath (hamstring) and Ed Richards (concussion).

Key defender Nick Murray and ahead James Rowe return for the Crows.

Fremantle have misplaced skipper Nat Fyfe (shoulder), veteran Michael Walters (hamstring), and defender Alex Pearce for Sunday’s crunch encounter with Richmond in Perth.

Richmond welcome again Dion Prestia from a hamstring harm, whereas Josh Caddy, Thomson Dow, Callum Coleman-Jones and Ben Miller have been named on an prolonged bench.

Gold Coast dropped rising star Izak Rankine for Saturday’s conflict with Melbourne at Metricon Stadium following his lean run of kind, whereas Rory Atkins (dropped), Caleb Graham (dropped), and Oleg Markov (hamstring) additionally exit of the facet.

Joel Jeffrey has been named for his AFL debut after booting 12 objectives previously two video games within the VFL, whereas ruckman Zac Smith, ahead Darcy Macpherson, and defender Jy Farrar have been recalled.

Shaun Higgins returns for Geelong towards North Melbourne for his 250-game milestone, however the Cats misplaced key defender Lachie Henderson and ahead Gryan Miers to harm.

The Kangaroos might be with out Ben Cunnington after the star midfielder’s shock testicular tumour discovery, whereas Tarryn Thomas (concussion), Cam Zurhaar (shoulder) and Shaun Atley (omitted) are additionally out.

Robbie Tarrant headlines the inclusions.

GWS welcome again star Toby Greene (isolation) for his or her essential conflict with Port Adelaide on Sunday, with the Energy naming Orazio Fantasia in an prolonged squad.

Hawthorn midfielder James Cousins is the one confirmed omission thus far for Sunday’s match towards Brisbane, with the Lions weighing up whether or not to incorporate Nakia Cockatoo of their last 22.

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