CARLTON veteran Marc Murphy has been cleared of significant damage to his ankle after a scare at training on Monday.
The former captain was grounded by the injury during the Blues' match simulation drills at Ikon Park, and required the club's golf cart to leave the field.
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The 32-year-old headed for scans immediately, with the club confirming he had suffered low-grade bruising to his right foot.
The minor setback will see his training schedule modified for 1-2 weeks.
Marc Murphy went down with what appeared to be an ankle injury during Carlton match simulation at training. Taken off the field via the golf cart and taken no further part.— Callum Twomey (@CalTwomey) January 12, 2020
Murphy played 19 games for the Blues last season but had injury troubles throughout 2018, when he missed periods of the season with a plantar fascia problem in his foot and was restricted to 13 games.
The Blues were put through a two-hour session in front of fans as they gear up for next month's Marsh Community Series.
A large chunk of the club's rehabilitation group includes some of the Blues' most important key-position players.
Marking forward Harry McKay continues to be sidelined by the groin issue that left him unable to participate in full training before their Christmas break, and on Monday he was running around the boundary line in intervals.
Also away from the main Blues training group was former Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern, who completed some running activities, while defender Caleb Marchbank was also on restricted duties.
Charlie Curnow appeared midway through the session but did not participate at all as he recovers from knee surgery.
Harrison Macreadie, Michael Gibbons and first-round pick Brodie Kemp, who is midway through his rehabilitation from a knee reconstruction, also trained away from the main group.
Jack Silvagni left the track before teammates, having earlier copped the brunt of an attempt at a high mark from last year's NAB AFL Rising Star winner Sam Walsh.
But co-captain Sam Docherty trained strongly as he eyes a round one return from two years out of the game due to back-to-back knee reconstructions.
The half-back completed all drills and showed his class from defence during the Blues' match-related training.
Eddie Betts, in his return to Carlton after five years at Adelaide, was exciting close to goal, with each of his snaps, tackles and shimmies drawing applause from the Blues' faithful.
Former Western Bulldogs midfielder Lukas Webb continues to train with the Blues in a bid to win a spot on the list via the pre-season supplemental selection period.