Crows captain Rory Sloane is expected to play this weekend after opting to delay finger surgery until the end of the season.
Sloane suffered a flexor tendon rupture in his left ring finger against Carlton on Sunday and sought detailed specialist advice in consultation with Club medical staff this week.
The 31-year-old midfielder trained with the main group in Adelaide on Tuesday and in Melbourne on Thursday and is set to play against Brisbane in Round 16.
Head of Football Adam Kelly said Sloane’s decision to delay surgery was personal choice in consultation with expert medical opinion and he would be continually monitored by the Club.
“Obviously the health and wellbeing of our players is always paramount and Rory has spoken to medical experts both within and outside the Club in making an informed decision,” Kelly said.
Small forward Lachlan Murphy has presented well after returning from ankle surgery in the SANFL last weekend.
Murphy, who suffered a syndesmosis injury in Round 8, got through the SANFL game against West Adelaide on Saturday and has trained with the main group this week.
Tom Lynch has also resumed training with the main group following toe surgery in May and may be available for selection as early as this week.
Matt Crouch (groin) and Daniel Talia (foot) have also continued on-grass running this week as part of their rehabilitation from surgery.
Injury list as of Thursday, July 1:
Daniel Talia (foot) TBC
Tom Lynch (toe) test
Matt Crouch (groin) 5 weeks
Mitch Hinge (shoulder) season
Wayne Milera (knee) season