MELBOURNE has been hit with an injury scare a week out from its Grand Final, with small forward Charlie Spargo jarring his ankle during training.
But the club says Spargo is not in any doubt for the premiership decider with the Western Bulldogs and is expected to take part in its next training session.
He won't require any scans or further treatment, but vice-captain Jack Viney said Spargo would be "a little bit stiff" in the days after the incident.
Spargo was tackled in a drill on Saturday night as the club trained under lights and had his leg twisted. The incident was not during the match simulation and he did not have the ankle iced.
The small forward, who has played every game this season and kicked two goals in the preliminary final against Geelong, immediately required attention from the Dees' medical team.
He had his ankle assessed and then sat on the interchange bench at Mineral Resources Park for the rest of the session.
The 21-year-old has kicked 17 goals this season with his pressure and hard running highly valued at the Dees.
Viney confirmed on Sunday that Spargo was in no doubt for the Grand Final.
"He's pulled up fine. He just had a little bit of a jar of his ankle," Viney told ABC Sport on Sunday.
"He requires no further treatment ... no scans or anything like that.
"It was just a jar, a tweak of his ankle, so I'm sure he was a bit stiff this morning but (he'll) ice it up.
"That's what we kind of deal with on a regular basis; getting little jars of fingers, knees, ankles etc.
"But he's a professional and I'm sure he'll be one hundred per cent come Saturday."
Steven May and Joel Smith both ran laps away from the main session and didn’t take part in the match simulation as the pair worked through their hamstring issues.
For the match simulation, the Dees were broken into the senior side (in blue jumpers) and a reserves line-up (in red), with James Jordon, Jake Melksham and Jayden Hunt all in the red group.
Michael Hibberd was in the blue squad, while Angus Brayshaw, after not training on Friday, completed the full session.
- with AAP