Connor Blakely remains a chance to play this Saturday night against Carlton, according to senior coach Justin Longmuir.

The midfielder is in doubt after injuring his shoulder late in Monday night’s win against Hawthorn. 


Speaking to Seven News on Tuesday night, Longmuir provided an update on Blakely and Travis Colyer, who injured his hamstring in the clash. 

“Connor looks to be good news. He subluxed his shoulder but it’s pulled up really well today,” Longmuir told Seven News. 

“It looks like Trav Colyer has a standard hammy (injury), so he’ll miss a couple of weeks.” 

While Fremantle are missing a number of their best players through injury, Longmuir said he’s been pleased with the consistent performances from Fremantle’s current starting 22.

He added Jesse Hogan was no lock for selection against Carlton, with the key forward currently training as a defender. 

“The last two weeks have been really positive and strong,” Longmuir said.

“We just need to make sure that we can maintain that consistency. I think that’s been the biggest improvement in the past couple of weeks…we’ve got a consistent group of players on the field and executing their roles and we’re getting the results we’re after.

“We’ll wait and see on selection and whether (Hogan) comes into the side. We’re really happy with our backline at the moment, they’re holding up really well.

“We’re undersized down there with Luke Ryan playing as a tall. We’re upskilling Jesse as a key back, whether he comes into selection this week, we’ll just have to wait and see.”

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