MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Dyson Heppell of the Bombers (C) leads the team out during the round nine AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 19, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Essendon livewire Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti is in the mix for Round 2 selection this weekend, according to coach John Worsfold. 

McDonald-Tipungwuiti sent a scare through the Bombers camp during training on Saturday as he went down with an injury which required him to get scans. 

However, Worsfold believes that there could be a spot for him as the Bombers head to Sydney to take on the Swans. 

“He rolled his ankle at the very end of our match play on Saturday morning and it was fairly sore,” he told the media.

“We took precautions, sent him off for a scan and put him in a moon boot and on crutches for the next 48 hours but he presented really well yesterday and means he’s not ruled out yet.

“He’s obviously got to pass a full test but we’re not going to put him through that until as late as possible.

“It’s great – I originally just ruled him out from what I expected from what I saw but it’s come up a lot better than I thought.”

Essendon captain Dyson Heppell is likely to return from a foot injury in which he suffered in the back half of last season. 

However, Worsfold could not guarantee his availability. 

"I do expect him to play but that doesn’t guarantee that he’s going to play,” he said.

“We’ve got to work through where his preparation is at and where it fits in the roles of where we’re using different players in.

“I’ve got no doubt he could play a full game in the midfield."