Carlton have been handed a boost with the news captain Patrick Cripps is only likely to miss one game after picking up a hamstring injury against the Gold Coast last week.
The Blues are pushing to make the eight and play finals in the 2022 AFL campaign and they will need their skipper to help lead the way.
Carlton had concerns when he picked up the injury last week but thankfully for them it is nothing serious and he will just miss a week.
Cripps was on light duties as Carlton prepare to face Port Adelaide on Sunday and coach Michael Vos was able to give a positive update.
"The assessment we've had, which is pretty thorough, is that he'll be right to go next week," Voss said. "Early on, we were hopeful that it was going to be so minor that we might be able to get him up for this week.
"He overstretched for a ball and got a bit tight in that area. But certainly no major damage was there, so that gives him a chance for next week at least."
There is more good news for Carlton ahead of the game against the Power as ruckman Marc Pittonet is able to take his place in the side. He sat out the defeat to the Gold Coast and will boost the Blues side.
"We missed him around the ball," Voss said of last Sunday. "Certainly Pitto has provided us with a lot of drive around the middle of the ground."