Murphy says he is doing all he can to overcome hamstring tightness and be available for the clash.
Carlton captain Marc Murphy says he is confident he’ll be fit for Sunday night’s clash with old foes Collingwood at the MCG, but will need to pass a final fitness test on Friday to confirm his availability.
Murphy withdrew from last week’s loss against Greater Western Sydney after suffering from hamstring tightness in the warm-up before the game.
He said it was disappointing to have to watch from the coaches’ box and was doing everything in his power to be ready for the clash against the Magpies.
“We’ve got the day off today so I’ve just got to get some treatment from the physio and then aim to train tomorrow and be right for Sunday night,” Murphy said.
“I haven’t done a lot this week, just got a lot of treatment and massage and tomorrow I’ll give it a test out but I’m confident that I’ll be right for Sunday.”
Murphy said he was looking forward blockbuster match between the league’s fiercest rivals.
“It’s massive. We always play against Collingwood twice a year and it’s at the MCG and that’s where you want to play your best football in front of the big crowds and on the big stage,” Murphy said.
“It’s a great chance for guys in our side to put their hands up and say they want to be on the big stage.”
Carlton head into the match against the Magpies sitting in 12th on the AFL ladder.