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Melbourne in the mix: round 12

Ben Guthrie  June 6, 2018 8:51 AM

Joel Smith is the favourite to replace Lever according to AFL Media (Photo: Daniel Pockett)

Joel Smith is the favourite to replace Lever according to AFL Media (Photo: Daniel Pockett)

Get them in: Joel Smith, Sam Frost, Josh Wagner and Jayden Hunt will all come into contention to replace Jake Lever, who will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Cameron Pedersen, Dom Tyson and Jeff Garlett will all be around the mark.

Under the pump: The Demons will make at least one change with Lever going out, although Tim Smith, Charlie Spargoand Mitch Hannan have not cemented their places in the side.

Medical room: Jake Melksham is confident he'll play against the Magpies, but is in some doubt with an ankle injury.

Verdict: Joel Smith for Lever. Pedersen has to be getting close to selection and could come in for Tim Smith.