MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 10: Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers is tackled by Alipate Carlile of the Power during the 2016 NAB Challenge match between the Richmond Tigers and Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on March 10, 2016. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide defender Alipate Carlile will miss the next four to six weeks with a wrist injury.

It is a further blow to the Power, who now have as many as six first choice players missing through injury.

“We think he might’ve hurt it against St Kilda as he reported a little soreness after the game, we got it scanned after he reported it hadn’t improved in Round 2,” Port Adelaide head of high performance Darren Burgess said.

“He’ll be running within a week, his contact work will take about a month.”

Hamish Hartlett (hamstring), Chad Wingard (hamstring) and Jay Schulz (back) are also missing for the Power, while Nathan Krakouer is still out with a broken jaw and Matt White is still three months away from a return due to a pectoral injury.

The Power take on Essendon on Friday night at Adelaide Oval.

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