In positive news first and foremost, according to the club's injury update on Monday evening, Acres has been cleared of a fracture after being substituted out of Carlton's Round 24 loss to GWS with a collarbone injury.
Acres was hip-and-shouldered by GWS forward Brent Daniels during the third quarter and was removed from the contest shortly thereafter.
— AFL (@AFL) August 27, 2023
While the wingman has avoided severe damage, he isn't out of the woods, as Acres will be managed throughout the course of the next week and a half before needing to undergo a fitness test to determine his availability for the Blues' matchup with the Swans.
As for Cripps and Docherty, who each missed Carlton's final-round game against the Giants at the weekend through soreness, both are available for selection for week one of finals.
Blake Acres has been cleared of a fracture to his collarbone: he'll undergo a fitness test next week to determine his availability for next Friday night.
— Carlton FC (@CarltonFC) August 28, 2023
Carlton's elimination final meeting with Sydney is scheduled for Friday, September 8 at 7:50 PM (AEST) at the MCG.