MELBOURNE pair Steven May and Joel Smith are both expected to resume running next week after undergoing minor procedures.

May, who was restricted to just eight games in a frustrating debut season with the Demons, experienced some discomfort in his knee over the holiday period.

He had surgery last week to remove a cyst below his knee but the club is confident it won't affect his preparation for this season.

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"Maysie had a cyst pressing on the nerve of his knee which required some treatment," high performance manager Darren Burgess told the club website.

"His pre-season has been outstanding so far and this won't affect his program going forward."

Smith also suffered a hiccup when he got an infection after cutting his foot on a sharp object at the beach.

"Joel cut his foot while on holidays which was pretty unlucky," Burgess said.

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"He treated it straight away and did all the right things, but that wound got a bit infected, so he's just had to look after it."

Both players will resume training with the rehab group.

Former skipper Nathan Jones has also been on a modified training program as the club looks to manage the 31-year-old's workload.