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Blues skipper Murphy's AFL return delayed

  • Blues skipper Murphy's AFL return delayed

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01: Marc Murphy of the Blues kicks the ball away from Zach Merrett of the Bombers during the round six AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 1, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Carlton skipper Marc Murphy is still three weeks away from an AFL return, with his ankle injury healing slower than expected.

Murphy strained ligaments in his right ankle early in the Blues' round-10 upset win over Geelong and it was initially hoped he would miss two to three weeks.

But the club confirmed this week that he will miss another three games, which would put him the frame to return in round 18 against Sydney at ANZ Stadium.

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