Port Adelaide games-record holder Travis Boak is in a race against the clock to prove his fitness for this Saturday's game with Fremantle.

Boak was subbed out of the win against Essendon last Friday with back pain at the half-time break.

The club confirmed that scans cleared the 35-year-old of any major damage bit will continue to assess Boak throughout the week.

In more positive news, the Power are likely to regain Ollie Wines (hamstring) and Sam Powell-Pepper (suspension) in Round 5.

Wines felt hamstring soreness following Port Adelaide's outing with Melbourne and scans confirmed a minor strain.

Given the week off, the 2021 Brownlow Medallist has been deemed available for selection.

Powell-Pepper will also be a welcome return to the senior side after four weeks on the sidelines due to a rough conduct charge.

During a pre-season clash with arch-rivals Adelaide, the 26-year-old elected to bump Crow defender Mark Keane, collecting him high.

Powell-Pepper was referred straight to the Tribunal and copped a month-long suspension.


Despite how well Ken Hinkley's men are going, Wines and Powell-Pepper are likely to force their way into the side, giving the coaching panel something to think about.

Port Adelaide have a relatively healthy list, with three youngsters, including Ollie Lord, on the mend.

Port Adelaide injury list

Travis Boak (back) - test
Tom McCallum (ankle) - 2-3 weeks
Ollie Lord (knee/tibia) - 4-6 weeks
Hugh Jackson (hip) - 9-11 weeks