Crows defender Mitch Hinge will be tested at training this week after suffering a hip injury in Sunday’s loss to Essendon.

Hinge was subbed out of the game in the third quarter after a direct blow his hip which also affected his abdominal area.

Adelaide High Performance Manager Darren Burgess said he would be assessed at training on Wednesday.

“Mitch copped a pretty nasty blow to his hip and lateral abdominal area, and unfortunately he couldn’t continue the game,” Burgess said.

“At three-quarter-time we tried to get him up and he just wasn’t able to. We’ll see if he can train on Wednesday and be a test for the weekend.”

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Crows High Performance Manager Darren Burgess gives the weekly injury update.

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Fellow defender Andrew McPherson’s availability for this weekend hinges on the results of a scan on his hamstring after he was unable to finish the SANFL game against North Adelaide on Saturday.

McPherson was returning from a hamstring injury in Round One against Fremantle when he experienced tightness.

“He will have a scan, he’s really pretty positive about it but we will wait to see the results before knowing whether he’s available this weekend or not,” Burgess said.

Midfielder Zac Taylor is facing up to a month on the sidelines after breaking his thumb in the win over North Adelaide.

“Zac unfortunately injured his thumb in a contest, there’s a small fracture there but it’s pretty well aligned and we don’t think at this stage it will need any surgery so we anticipate he’ll be three to four weeks away,” Burgess said.

Adelaide's injury list as of Tuesday, April 12:

Mitch Hinge (hip) test
Andrew McPherson (hamstring) test
Zac Taylor (thumb) 3-4 weeks
Paul Seedsman (concussion) ongoing