MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Marc Murphy of the Blues and Shaun Atley of the Kangaroos compete for the ball during the 2016 AFL Round 09 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium on May 21, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Blues skipper set to miss another three weeks

Carlton captain Marc Murphy is still at least three weeks away from return to football, the club has confirmed

Murphy injured his ankle in the Blues’ win over Geelong in Round 10¬†and was initially expected to miss four to five weeks.

However, his ankle recovering slower than expected and is now unlikely to seen until at least Round 18.

“Murph’s still out with his ankle … he’s progressing ok – a little bit slow – but he’s still another three weeks away before he’s ready to go,” Blues’ football chief Andrew McKay told the club’s website.

Carlton play Collingwood this Saturday night at the MCG.