Treloar availability to be determined, Daniel test, Fyfe latest, four North players test positive

Adam Treloar’s availability for Round 20 will be determined later in the week with the Western Bulldogs listed him as a test, while there were updates on Caleb Daniel and Nat Fyfe.

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Adam Treloar (AF $787k SC $497k M/F) was subbed out of Saturday night’s win over Melbourne with calf tightness, sparking concerns of a stint on the sidelines.

Dogs Head of Sports Medicine Chris Bell said: “Adam came from the ground in the fourth quarter with low-level calf tightness. We didn’t want to take any risks with Adam, so we substituted him out of the game. We will work through a process with Adam this week to determine his availability.”

Caleb Daniel (AF $717k SC $490k DEF) could come into selection calculations are several weeks out with a knee injury. Bell said: “Both (Daniel and Taylor Duryea) are in the final stages of their rehab and have both worked extremely hard to get back to full capacity. Both will come back into full training this week and if they tick our final boxes, both will put their hand up for selection.”

Port confirmed that Dan Houston (AF $665k SC $485k D/M) will miss this round. The club update said: “Will be unavailable as he enters the mandatory 12-day AFL concussion protocol… Houston will look to resume light training later this week as he continues to recover.”

Fremantle revealed Nat Fyfe (AF $540k SC $422k MID) had received good news on his hamstring injury but will miss games. Dockers Executive General Manager of Football Peter Bell said: “Nathan escaped serious damage to his hamstring. He’ll undertake a reconditioning program that is KPI based, so we can’t put a timeframe on it, but it is his good side so we’re quite positive.”

North Melbourne have confirmed that four players have tested positive to COVID-19 after returning to Victoria from Hobart following Saturday’s loss to Hawthorn. The players’ identities are not yet public. North play on Sunday and the club update said: “Players who tested positive will be assessed later in the week regarding their availability.”

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