We take a look at key players for the Carlton Blues who are currently recovering from off season surgery or are on modified programs.
Cripps who is battling a back complaint is expected to be 2-4 weeks away before he is able to return to full training.
Coach Brendon Bolton may err on the side of caution and hold Cripps back from playing in the JLT Community Series as he wants him ready for round 1.
Terrible news for 25-year old ruckman Andrew Phillips who Carlton has placed on the long-term injury list, due to a stress fracture in his left foot.
The Ex-GWS Giant made the switch to Carlton at the end of the 2015 season and managed to play 16 games for the blues in his first year at the club.
Phillips is expected to miss any where between 8-12 weeks of football, which is a blow for Brend0n Bolton’s 2017 campaign.