MIDFIELDER Jordie McKenzie will have to pass a fitness test if he is to return for Saturday’s clash against the West Coast Eagles at the MCG.

The leader withdrew after the final teams had been submitted for last Saturday night’s 148 point shellacking at the hands of Essendon at the ‘G, due to the injury.

He was replaced by David Rodan, who was initially omitted from the side, but returned to play as a substitute.

Football manager Josh Mahoney said McKenzie will be monitored closely in the lead-up to round three.

“Jordie was a late withdrawal on Saturday night, after he experienced some tightness in his calf,” he told melbournefc.com.au.

“He’ll have some further scans early this week and then he’ll be assessed throughout the week.”

Mahoney said Chris Dawes, Lynden Dunn and Joel Macdonald, who all have hamstring injuries, were “progressing well in their rehab”.

In better news for Melbourne, versatile Demon Rohan Bail played his first match of any sorts this year on Sunday.

Bail had 20 disposals and kicked two goals, impressing the Melbourne coaching staff.

Mahoney said Bail had made good progress after battling concussion in the pre-season.

“One of the pleasing things from the weekend was that Rohan Bail got through a full game at VFL level,” he said.

“He didn’t just get through – he played really well.

“Rohan showed all the ability he’s got with his running, and his ability to keep [involved in] the contest.”

Round three injury list
Chris Dawes (hamstring) – 3-4 weeks
Lynden Dunn (hamstring) – 1-2 weeks
Jack Fitzpatrick (concussion) – test
Joel MacDonald (hamstring) – 1-2 weeks
Jordie McKenzie (calf) – test
Nathan Stark (knee) – 1-2 weeks