A HEAD knock in the final 10 minutes of Port Adelaide's SANFL clash against Sturt could prevent key position star Jackson Trengove from pressing for a recall in the Power's elimination final showdown with West Coast at Adelaide Oval next weekend.
Trengove, 26, was assessed for concussion and sat out the rest of the match, with the Power to monitor him during the week.
Trengove, who was dropped after the club's 84-point Showdown thumping at the hands of Adelaide, finished with 14 disposals, nine hit-outs and one goal in the Magpies' 15-point win over Sturt and was particularly influential in the first half.
Trengove has played 19 games for Port this season and falls out of contract at the end of the season.
AFL.com.au reported on Friday that the Western Bulldogs are the frontrunners for his services should he choose to return to Victoria.
Matthew Broadbent appeared to labour at times throughout the match as he continues to battle a lingering ankle injury.
Broadbent has not played at AFL level since the round 19 clash against St Kilda and ended his day with 11 disposals in defence.
Aaron Young was the pick of the Power players with 29 disposals, six tackles, 10 inside 50s and one goal.
Like Trengove, Young was dropped after the big loss to the Crows but is a solid midfield/forward option if the Power decide to make changes to a winning side.
Elevated rookie Brett Eddy, who has not played at AFL level since round three, was the Magpies' leading goalkicker with four goals.
Angus Monfries (one goal) and Matthew Lobbe (45 hit-outs and two goals) were other Power players to stand out.
Will Snelling (25 disposals and 16 tackles) and Jimmy Toumpas (26 touches) were among the major ball winners for Port Adelaide.