Jack Sinclair remains in contention for a Round 1 berth, joining the group for main training today.

The two-time All-Australian has spent the past month on a modified program as he managed a calf complaint.

“We’ll give Jack every opportunity to put his hand up for selection this week,” EGM Football David Misson said.

Joining Sinclair in returning to full training is Marcus Windhager, Zak Jones and Dan Butler, with the former two available for selection this week. Jack Hayes has also made strides in his recovery, joining the main group for the first time today.

Josh Battle and Mattaes Phillipou have both overcome slight soreness following the AAMI Community Series and will also be available for Round 1.

Paddy Dow has returned to running, as has Ben Paton as he continues his recovery from a pectoral rupture.

Injury list

Josh Battle Knee Available
Zak Jones Concussion Available
Mattaes Phillipou Hip Available
Marcus Windhager Hand Available
Jack Sinclair Calf Test
Dan Butler Ankle 1-2 weeks
Jack Hayes Knee 3-4 weeks
Paddy Dow Knee 3-4 weeks
James Van Es Ankle 4-5 weeks
Hunter Clark Calf 4-5 weeks
Dougal Howard Hamstring 4-5 weeks
Ben Paton Pectoral 12-14 weeks
Updated: Tuesday 12 March