PORT Adelaide utility Jack Watts is a chance of playing in round one after integrating back into the main group at training.
Watts looked at home in his new role across half-back before suffering a season-ending broken leg and dislocated ankle in last year's round two win against Carlton.
Watts - the No.1 overall pick in the 2008 national draft – has had his workloads carefully managed during the pre-season before ramping up his training in the past couple of weeks.
"He's still monitoring his foot a little bit, but he's had a solid week or two at training and he'll look to keep building on that," defender Tom Clurey told reporters on Tuesday.
"If he puts together a good month coming up, I'm sure he'll be definitely around the mark come round one.
"We all know what he can do with the ball in hand and how damaging he is, so I'm sure if his foot and body's holding up, he'll be right up there."
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Clurey said 28-year-old Watts – who has played 21 games with the Power to go with the 153 appearances he made for Melbourne – was in good spirits.
"He's up and about," Clurey said.
"It's one of those ones that's a little week to week.
"He might be a little bit sore at times, but he manages that and does everything right.
"He's got a super kick either side of his body and reads the play so well.
"He's super important and when he gets the ball in his hands, we know it's going to go to one of our teammates."
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Clurey's been managed at times during the pre-season with a foot injury, but he said he's in good nick and hopes to build on his strong form from last year.
His more immediate goal is to hit a few out of the middle in Sunday's Bushfire T20 Showdown against Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.
"I used to love Freddie Flintoff because I used to bowl some mediums back in the day, but I haven't played in a while," Clurey said.
"I've had a few net sessions so it's all good."
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All net proceeds from the match will go to South Australia's bushfire appeal, which will raise vital funds for people directly affected by bushfires in Cudlee Creek and on Kangaroo Island.
Tickets are $5 for kids, $20 for adults and $40 for families, and are available from Ticketek.
The match starts at 2.30pm on Sunday.