JAMES Harmes will miss the next six weeks of footy after injuring his wrist during Melbourne’s Round 1 win against Fremantle.

The midfielder sustained a knock just after half time on Saturday afternoon, but managed to play out the game without too much concern.

Harmes then had an x-ray, which showed nothing untoward, with only an MRI later confirming a crack in his scaphoid. He will be sidelined until at least Round 7.

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Media Conference | Simon Goodwin

Simon Goodwin speaks to the media ahead of our Round 2 match against St Kilda

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Meanwhile, three Dees have ticked another box in their returns from injury, playing in a VFL practice match over the weekend.

Jack Viney, Jake Melksham and Michael Hibberd all ran out for the Casey Demons on Saturday, getting some valuable game time in, and most importantly, getting through unscathed.

Vice-captain Viney is most likely to make his way back into the AFL side, but will need to test his fitness at training.

Jay Lockhart (groin), Joel Smith (calf) and Mitch Brown are also getting closer to pulling on the boots again but may need another week until their right to go.

Watch below as Melbourne’s Performance Manager Darren Burgess provides a further update.

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Injury Report | Round 2

Take a look at this weeks injury update as we look ahead to Round 2

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