Hawks to be without star for Perth clash

LONG ODDS: Marvelle Harris is unlikely to play against Perth on Sunday after injuring his ankle last week. Picture: Getty Images

LONG ODDS: Marvelle Harris is unlikely to play against Perth on Sunday after injuring his ankle last week. Picture: Getty Images

THE Hawks will likely be without star swingman Marvelle Harris for Sunday’s road clash with Perth after he failed to complete Friday’s session at the Snakepit.

He was sent to the club’s medical staff for assessment but, with the Hawks due to fly out on Saturday morning, Harris remains at long odds to be fit for the clash at Perth Arena. Harris rolled his ankle early in Illawarra’s home match against New Zealand last Sunday and took no further part in the game. The Hawks went on to notch their second 100-point score of the season in his absence but would desperately love to have him on deck as they look to break their Perth hoodoo.

The Cats have battled some injury worries of their own with skipper Damian already sidelined with an MCL tear in his knee and key big-man Matty Knight nursing a shoulder injury suffered in his side’s road loss to Sydney last week. There were fears Knight could be facing a lengthy stint on the sideline before scans revealed “no structural damage” to the joint. He remains an outside chance to take on the Hawks.

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