Chad Wingard will miss Port Adelaide’s home game against Brisbane on Saturday with an ankle injury, joining fellow forward Angus Monfries on the sidelines.
Gifted forward Chad Wingard will miss Port Adelaide’s clash against Brisbane on Saturday as the Power take a no-risk approach with their club champion.
Wingard injured an ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Kangaroos and will join fellow forward Angus Monfries on the sidelines against the Lions.
Monfries will likely miss three or four weeks with a strained hamstring and Wingard’s recovery from his ankle ailment won’t be rushed, Port assistant coach Josh Carr says.
“At this stage it looks like he (Wingard) probably won’t come up for this weekend, we’ll go into the game definitely with a no-risk policy,” Carr told reporters on Wednesday.
Key attacker Jay Schulz has been cleared to play after hurting a foot on Sunday in Port’s first defeat of the season.
And the Power were pleased scans on Monfries’ injured hamstring didn’t reveal anything more serious.
“You saw the way that he went down, you would have thought that it could have been a lot worse than what it was,” Carr said.
The absence of Monfries and Wingard forces a forward line reshuffle with Carr nominating a group of players including Aaron Young, Sam Gray, Paul Stewart and Sam Colquhoun as potential replacements.
“We’re confident that anyone can come into the team can play the role,” he said.